(one synonym : Ophisma trajecta Walker, 1869)
CATOCALINAE , NOCTUIDAE , NOCTUOIDEA
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art
The adult moths of this species are brown with a mauve tinge. The forewings have hooked tips The males have pale areas at the forewing tips. The females have an irregular pale pinkish spot in the middle of each forewing. The moths are thought to damage a range of fruit by piercing the skin and sucking juice.
The moths has been found in
and in Australia in
Further reading :
Uitlandsche kapellen voorkomende in de drie waereld-deelen,
Amsterdam Baalde, Volume 3 (1782), pp. 137-138, and also Plate 267, fig. F..
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 149.
(updated 3 March 2011)