Calathusa thermosticha Lower, 1915
HYPENINAE,   EREBIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Andrew Mitchell, Australian Museum)

The adult moth of this species has grey or brown streaky forewings, often with a particularly dark streak down the middle. The hindwings each are off-white shading to grey at the margin, and have a sinuous margin. The wingspan is about 3 cms.


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

The species occurs over much of

  • Western Australia,
  • Northern Territory,
  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales, and
  • South Australia.


    Further reading :

    Oswald B. Lower,
    The Lepidoptera of Broken Hill, New South Wales, Pt I,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 39 (1915), p. 372, No. 138.


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    (written 7 January 2020)