Giaura punctata (T.P. Lucas, 1890)
(previously known as Sarotricha punctata)
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 grey with black spots of various sizes. The hindwings are white shading to brown at the edges. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

The species occurs in

  • Papua,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Thomas P. Lucas,
    On Queensland and other Australian Macro-Lepidoptera, with localities, and descriptions of new species,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 4, Part 4 (1890), p. 1075.


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    (updated 26 January 2010)