Calathusa octogesima (Turner, 1902)
The Eighty Calathusa
HYPENINAE,   EREBIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The adult moth is pale grey with some dark wobbly transverse lines, and rounded outline patterns like the number '80' on each forewing, and a dark border to each hindwing. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

The species occurs over much of

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    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. 97.


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    (written 19 September 2018)