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Australothis rubrescens

Australothis rubrescens


A delicate small moth which is quite variable in shade and colour. Spots might be vivid or non-existent making it hard to ID. About 24mm long this one is not as pink as the other one I found. http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/385...


Attracted to strong night lighting at a local used car yard.


family: NOCTUIDAE subfamily: Heliothinae genus: Australothis species: Australothis rubrescens Found over most of Australia http://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:b... ... plus Norfolk Island and a few records from New Zealand. Colours can vary from bright pink to tan to pale cream. Also a pattern of spots may become clearer or be absent. This one is not as pink as any other images on the net but at least has the spots displayed on some others.

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Mark Ridgway
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Mark Ridgway

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.89, Long: 145.31

Spotted on Jan 28, 2014
Submitted on Jan 29, 2014

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