Asota  caricae  caricae  Fabricius,  1775

Photograph by: JHH Zwier by courtesy CMWM München
Holotype: Collection Museum Witt München
   Wushi Shan mts. (Hainan) China

Photograph by: JHHZwier
   Java (Greater Sunda islands) Indonesia



Synonym: alciphron Cramer 1777
Synonym: euroa Rothschild 1897
Synonym: anawa Swinhoe 1903

Wingspan:
 about  51  mm  ( n = 20 )
 about  58  mm  ( n = 20 )

Distribution according to the collections mentioned in the chapter
“Museums” and the literature.

- Australia: Queensland (SMTD) Cambodia (Ulziijargal B., c.s. 2016) Dacca (SMFL) Changyang (CMWM) Guangdong (NCB-ZMAN) Hainan (CMWM) Qitialing (CMWM) Yunlong (CMWM) Xishuangbanna (CMWM) Yunlong (CMWM) Yunnan (CMWM) Andaman isl. (ZMHB) Sikkim (NCB-RMNH) Jolo (ZMHB) Meru Beri NP (CMWM) MT-Argopuro (CMWM) Lesser-Sunda-islands east (Nusa Tenggara Timur) Flores Galawea (NCB-ZMAN) Kisol (NCB- ZMAN) Ruteng Area (NCB-ZMAN) Lesser-Sunda-Islands-West (Nusa Tenggara Barat) Alor (NCN-RMNH) Bali (ZMHB) Denpassar (coll. Sinnema) Sumbawa (ZMHB) (SMTD) Titap-(CMWM) Timor West Amararasi district (CMWM) Buraen (CMWM) Kupang (CMWM) Maluku Ambon .(NCB-RMNH) Bacan (SMTD) (SNSD) ??? Buru (NCB-RMNH) Kei-islands (NCB-RMNH) Morotai (NCB-RMNH) Seram (SMTD) (SMTD) Tual (ZMHB) Tanimbar islands (CMWM) Banggai (NCB-RMNH) Buton (NCB-RMNH) Luwuk (NCB-ZMAN) Muna (NCB-RMNH) Peleng isl (CMWN) Sambiut (CMWM) Sulu islands (CMWM) Mt-Sanggul (CMWM) Riukiu islands (NCB-RMNH) Nong Phai (SMFL) Phou Khun (CMWM) Vientiane (CMWM) Malakka (ZMHB) Penang (ZMHB) Shan Kalaw (CMWM) Mt-Everest(CMWM) (ZMHB) Quanzon quarry(CMWM) Sierra Madre Mingan mts. (CMWM) Mindanao (ZMHB) Palawan (ZMHB) Solomon islands Buala (CMWM) Santa Isabel (CMWM) Sri Lanka (ZMHB) Taiwan ( Formosa) (ZMHB) Vanuatu Chiang-Mai (coll. Pinratana now coll. Zwier) Changwat Nan (CMWM) Pai Muang (CMWM) Mt-Fan-si-Pan (CMWM) Tam-Dao (CMWM) Borneo-Brunei Lamunin (SMFL) Borneo-Sabah Mt-Kinabalu (SMFL) (ZMHB) Borneo-Indonesia Barito Uluwatu (BMNH) Papua-Indonesia Andai-Papua (NCB-ZMAN Arfak mts. (NCB-ZMAN) Birdshead (NCB-ZMAN Cyclop mts.(NCB-ZMAN) Demaisi (coll.Sinnema) Manokwari (CMWM) Mapia (CMWM) Roon isl. (NCB-ZMAN) Salawati (NCB-RMNH) Sentani (NCB-ZMAN) Wandammen (NCB-ZMAN)) Warkapi (NCB-ZMAN) Waigeo (ZMHB) Yende (NCB-ZMAN) Papua New Guinea (ZMHB) Bismarck Arch. (SMTD) Goodenough island (CMWM) Neu-Pommern = New Britain (SMTD) Milne-bay (ZMHB) Rabaul (ZMHB) New-Caledonia Vanuatu Efate ( Teouma, Port Vila )
em> Nouméa
Solomon islands Santa Isabel ( prov. Tirotona Buala ) Shortland isl Alu isl


Description:

Translation:

A smooth Noctua with ash coloured deflexed wings: with white lines, yellowish brown at their base and a white medal spot; five dull black spots.
Lives on figs in the East Indies. Museum Tottianum
Smaller than the previous one. Antennae black. Head yellow brown, with basally and apically a black dot. Thorax yellowish brown, with three black dots. Wings rotund, ash grey., with several white, branching, lines and an obvious medial white spot. The base of the wings is yellowish brown, with five black dots close together. Rear wings yellow, mottled with black



Comments:
This copy of the first description is taken from a book or a periodical out of the library of the Dutch Entomological Society in Amsterdam.

*A lot of data are from the author of the first description.
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