Rivula biagi Bethune-Baker, 1908
(one synonym is Rivula crassipes Turner, 1908)
RIVULINAE
EREBIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species are dark yellow, with a variable set of dark dots near the middle of each forewing. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species has been found in

  • New Guinea,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    George Thomas Bethune-Baker,
    New Lepidoptera from British New Guinea,
    Novitates Zoologicae,
    Volume 15 (1908), p. 198, No. 83.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Lepidoptera of the families Noctuidae and Pyralidae.,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 32 (1908), p. 71.


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    (written 22 September 2018)