Avitta discipuncta (R. Felder & Rogenhofer, 1875)
(previously known as Sympis discipuncta)
CALPINAE,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Avitta discipuncta
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art

The adult moth of this species has rounded wings with a subtle pattern of dark grey, with a blue sheen in live specimens, which fades to brown when dead.

Avitta discipuncta
male, drawing by Felder & Rogenhofer, listed as Sympis discipuncta
,
Reise der Osterreichischen Fregatte Novara,
Band 2, Abtheilung 2 (5) (1875), Plate CXVIII, fig. 11,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

The species has been found in

  • Indonesia,

    and also in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Rudolf Felder & Alois F. Rogenhofer,
    Zoologischer Theil: Lepidoptera,
    Reise der Osterreichischen Fregatte Novara,
    Band 2, Abtheilung 2 (5) (1875), p. 18, and also Plate 118, fig. 11.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 128.


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    (updated 14 March 2010)