Amerila nigropunctata (Bethune-Baker, 1908)
(previously: Rhodogastria nigropunctata)
ARCTIINAE ,   ARCTIIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Amerila nigropunctata
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species has forewings that are brown with large translucent windows, and white at the base. The hindwings are brown fading to white at the base. The thorax is white with black spots on it. The abdomen is scarlet.

Amerila nigropunctata
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The species is found in

  • New Guinea,

    and in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    George Thomas Bethune-Baker,
    New Heterocera from British New Guinea,
    Novitates Zoologicae,
    Volume 15 (1908), p. 191, No. 56.

    Graham McDonald,
    Moths of Kutini-Payamu (Iron Range) National Park,
    Metamorphosis Australia,
    Issue 76 (March 2015), pp. 12-13, fig.14,
    Butterflies and Other Invertebrates Club.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 14.


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    (updated 2 December 2010, 2 September 2017)