Negeta contrariata (Walker, 1862)
(one synonym : Ariolica signata Walker 1963)
CHLOEPHORINAE ,   NOLIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA ,  
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Negeta contrariata
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, listed as Negeta signata, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art

The adult moths are brown with a large white spot near the tip of each forewing. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species is found in south-east Asia, including:

  • Borneo,
  • Hong Kong,
  • Malaysia,
  • Taiwan,

    and also in Australia in:

  • Queensland.


    Further reading:

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 169, listed as Negeta signata.

    Francis Walker,
    Geometrites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 24 (1862), p. 1105.

    Francis Walker,
    On Heterocerous Lepidoptera Collected Sarawak,
    Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society,
    Volume 7 (1863), p. 54.


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    (updated 5 April 2011, 13 February 2015)