(also known as Dasygaster punctosa)
HADENINAE, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
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
The genus into which this species should be placed, or whether it is a species at all, are controversial.
The species has been confused with the Eurasian species Leucania punctosa (Treitschke, 1825), also in HADENINAE, and the far eastern species Hypersypnoides punctosa (Walker, 1865), in CATOCALINAE.
Further reading :
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 10 (1857), p. 453, No. 12.
(updated 14 April 2013, 23 September 2021)