Athyrma subpunctata (Bethune-Baker, 1906)
(previously known as Hypaetra subpunctata)
CATOCALINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moth of this species has wings with a complex pattern of various shades and hues of brown, and patches of black. There is a black-edged white dot at the base of each forewing. The wingspan is about 5 cms.

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), pp. 262-263, No. 220.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 126.


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    (updated 10 March 2010)