Calathusa hypotherma (Lower, 1903)
(previously known as Corula hypotherma)
HYPENINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


female, drawing by George Francis Hampson, listed as Calathusa hypotherma,

Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
Noctuidæ, Volume XI (1912), Plate CLXXXIV, figure 11,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University.

The adult moth has brown forewings, each with light and dark wavy markings. The hindwings are orange shading to dark brown at the edges. The abdomen is also orange. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

This species occurs in Australia including

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    George F. Hampson,
    Noctuidae,
    Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
    Volume 11 (1912), pp. 379-380, No. 6701, and also Plate 184, figure 11.

    Oswald B. Lower,
    Descriptions of New Australian Noctuina, etc.,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 27 (1903), p. 40.


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    (updated 7 August 2010)