Characoma curiosa (Swinhoe, 1890)
(previously known as Selepta curiosa)
SARROTHRIPINAE ,   NOLIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species has forewings that are purplish grey, each with brown markings near the base and near the apex. The thorax and head are brown. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species occurs in south-east Asia, including

  • Burma,

    and in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Charles Swinhoe,
    The moths of Burma: Part II,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    1890, p. 235, No. 374.


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    (updated 26 January 2010)