Sorocostia paromoea, copyright D. Hobern.

Belongs within: Erebidae.

Sorocostia is a genus of small, inconspicuous moths bearing strong tufts of setae on the fore wings near the costa (Meyrick 1886).

Characters (from Meyrick 1886): Face with projecting scales; tongue well-developed. Antennae in male filiform, rather strongly ciliated (1.5–2), basal joint somewhat tufted. Palpi from moderate to very long, straight, porrected, densely rough-haired above and beneath. Middle and posterior tibiae clothed with long fine loose hairs above, in female less strongly. Fore wings with tufts of scales on surface; 2 from beyond middle, 7 and 8 out of 9, 10 absent. Hind wings with veins 2, 3, and 5 parallel, 4 absent, 6 and 7 stalked or rarely from a point, 8 from middle.

    |--S. arachneis Meyrick 1886M86
    |--S. aulacota Meyrick 1886M86
    |--S. argentea Lucas 1890L90
    |--S. cycota Meyrick 1886M86
    |--S. epicentra Meyrick 1886M86
    |--S. interspersa Lucas 1890L90
    |--S. irenica Meyrick 1886M86
    |--S. leucoma Meyrick 1886M86
    |--S. mesozona Lucas 1890L90
    |--S. parallacta Meyrick 1886M86
    |--S. paromoea Meyrick 1886M86
    |--S. paroxynta Meyrick 1886M86
    |--S. semograpta Meyrick 1886M86
    |--S. trigonota Meyrick 1886M86
    `--S. vetustella [=Eromene vetusttella; incl. Nola strictalis]M86

*Type species of generic name indicated


[L90] Lucas, T. P. 1890. 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, 4 (4): 1065–1099.

[M86] Meyrick, E. 1886. Revision of Australian Lepidoptera. I. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, series 2, 1 (3): 687–802.

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