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

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

The adult moth is greenish or brownish grey with several dark marks and 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 mesospila
(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
  • Victoria.


    Further reading :

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

    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. 99.


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    (written 20 January 2020)