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


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

The adult moth has brown forewings, each with variable light and dark wavy and patchy markings. The hindwings can vary from grey through brown and orange to red orange and shade to dark brown at the edges. The wingspan is about 3 cms.


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

This species occurs in Australia including

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    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.


    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, 16 August 2019)