Calathusa dispila (Turner, 1902)
Two-spotted Calathusa
(previously known as Corula dispila)
HYPENINAE,   EREBIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Calathusa dispila
(Photo: courtesy of the Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The adult moth is greenish or brownish grey with two ellipses and several dark wiggly transverse lines on each forewing. The hindwings are fawn, darkening toward the margins. The hindwings appear to be four-sided, with two torni. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

Calathusa dispila
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The species has been found in

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales, and
  • Australian Capital Territory.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New genera and species of Lepidoptera belonging to the family Noctuidae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 27 (1902), p. 98.


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    (written 15 January 2020)