Calathusa allopis (Meyrick, 1902)
Patched Calathusa
(formerly known as Prionophora allopis)
HYPENINAE,   EREBIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Marilyn Hewish, <Moths of Victoria - Part 8)

The adult moth has grey-brown forewings, each with complex markings including a vague irregular bulging dark transverse bar. The hindwings are pale grey-brown, shading to darker at the margins. Although with rounded corners, the hindwings have four sides. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.


(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, <Moths of Victoria - Part 8)

The species occurs in

  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading :

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria - Part 8,
    Night Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA(B)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2017, pp. 6-7.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of new Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    1902, p. 45.


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    (written 15 January 2020)