Characoma vallata (Meyrick, 1902)
(also known as Garella vallata)
SARROTHRIPINAE ,   NOLIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moth is buff and grey, with a complex pattern of markings on each forewing. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species occurs in Australia in:

  • Northern Territory,
  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of new Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    1902, p. 47.


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    (updated 26 January 2010)