Proteuxoa rubripuncta (Turner, 1933)
(previously known as Amphopyra rubripuncta)
AMPHIPYRINAE,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Proteuxoa rubripuncta
(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:

  • Proteuxoa sanguinipuncta has black spots partly surrounded with red.
  • Proteuxoa rubripuncta has red spots partly surrounded with black.

    The species has been found in:

  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria,
  • Tasmania, and
  • South Australia.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australias Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 57 (1933), p. 161.


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    (updated 12 April 2013)