Aroana rubra Bethune-Baker, 1906
CATOCALINAE,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth of this species is brown, with a dark U mark outlined in white on each forewing. The forewings have doubly concave curved margins, with finely ragged edges. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

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

The species has been found in

  • New Guinea,

    and in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    George Thomas Bethune-Baker,
    New Noctuidae from British New Guinea,
    Novitates Zoologicae,
    Volume 13 (1906), p. 281, No. 285.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 124.


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    (updated 29 March 2010)