Cerastis punctosa Walker, 1857
(also known as Dasygaster punctosa)
HADENINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


male, drawing by George Francis Hampson, listed as Chabuatta punctosa
,
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
Noctuidæ, Volume V (1905), Plate LXXXVI, figure 16,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University.

The adult moths of this species have brown wings each forewing having a pattern of dark dots and splotches.

The species has been found in Australia in

  • Victoria.

    The genus into which this species should be placed is controversial.


    Further reading :

    Francis Walker,
    Noctuidae,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 10 (1857), p. 453, No. 12.


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    (updated 14 April 2013)