Scriptoplusia rubiflabellata (A.E. Prout, 1921)
(one synonym: Plusia didymospila Turner, 1933)
PLUSIINAE,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The adult moths of this species have brown and bronze patterned forewings, each with two touching white spots near the middle of the wing. The hindwings are pale brown fading to off-white at the bases. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

This species occurs in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading

    Miss A.E. Prout,
    Notes on some Noctuidae in the Joicey collection with descriptions of new species,
    Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
    Series 9, Volume 8 (1921), pp. 25-26, No. 22, and also Plate 4, fig 2.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 57 (1933), pp. 163-164.


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    (written 10 March 2019)