Gargettiana punctatissima (Bethune-Baker, 1916)
(previously known as Gargetta punctatissima)
NOTODONTINAE ,   NOTODONTIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The forewings of the adult moths of this species are dark brown. The males have some speckling on the forewings. The hindwings of both sexes are plain pale brown. The wingspan is about 5 cms.

The species has been found in

  • New Guinea,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    George Thomas Bethune-Baker,
    Descriptions of new species of Lepidoptera,
    The Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
    Series 8, Volume 17 (1916), pp. 382-383.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 174.


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    (updated 29 January 2011)