(one synonym : Barasa orthosticha Turner, 1920)
SARROTHRIPINAE, NOLIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
female, drawing by George Francis Hampson, listed as Checupa nigrostrigata,
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
Noctuidæ, Volume VII (1908), Plate CX, figure 21,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University.
The adult moth of this species has greenish-brown forewings, each with a pale wiggly subterminal line, and a triangular dark mark on the costa of each forewing. The hindwings are pale brown, with dark veins.
The species has been found in south-east Asia and across the Pacific, including
and also in Australia in
Further reading :
George Thomas Bethune-Baker,
Notes on a small collection of Heterocera from the Fiji Islands, with descriptions of some new species,
Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London,
1905, Part 1, p. 93.
(updated 25 October 2011)