Rivula curvifera (Walker, 1862)
(formerly known as Hydrelia curvifera)
HYPENINAE,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Rivula curvifera
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art

The adult moths of this species have greenish-brown forewings each with a broad dirty-looking straight white line along the costa, and along the margin, and a curved line from mid-costa to wingtip. The hindwings are pale brown, darkening toward the margins. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

The species has been found in

  • Japan,
  • Sri Lanka,
  • Taiwan,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Francis Walker,
    Characters of undescribed Lepidoptera in the collection of W.W. Saunders, Esq.,
    Transactions of the Royal Entomological Society of London,
    3rd Series, Volume 1 (1862), p. 91.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 166.


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    (written 18 May 2016)