Autoba rubra Hampson, 1902
(previously known as Eublemma rubra)
ACONTIINAE,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Autoba rubra
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species has pale brown wings. The forewings each have a large irregular dark blotch near the margin. The hindwings each have similar but much darker blotch. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species is found across south-east Asia, including:

  • Hong Kong,
  • India,
  • Thailand,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    George F. Hampson,
    Fauna of British India, Series II, Part VI: Moths of India,
    Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society,
    Volume 14 (1902), p. 207, No. 2130g.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 113.


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    (updated 14 February 2010)