(previously known as Amphopyra rubripuncta)
ACRONICTINAE2, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Brian Cartwright, Adelaide Hills, South Australia)
The adult moth of this species has brown forewings with a red marks outlined in black. The wingspan is about 4 cms.
It may be confused with the related species Proteuxoa sanguinipuncta, but distinguishing them is easy:
The species has been found in:
Further reading :
Peter Marriott & Marilyn Hewish,
Moths of Victoria - Part 9,
Cutworms and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (C),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2020, pp. 14-15.
A. Jefferis Turner,
New Australias Lepidoptera,
Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
Volume 57 (1933), p. 161.
(updated 12 April 2013, 22 August 2019, 19 December 2020)