26 observations

First iNaturalist NZ observation on June 26, 2015 in Featherston by lisa_bennett lisa_bennett, added June 27, 2015

Last observation on July 20, 2019 in Lake Alabaster Hut, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand by danilo_hegg danilo_hegg

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Added by stephen_thorpe stephen_thorpe on June 27, 2015

Updated by stephen_thorpe stephen_thorpe on August 15, 2019

Source: Observation: Austramathes purpurea from Featherston on June 26, 2015 by Lisa Bennett View
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Endemic

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NAME
Austramathes purpurea (Butler, 1879) Hampson, 1906

PARENT
Austramathes

BIOSTATUS
Endemic, present in the wild.

DISTRIBUTION
North Island (ND, AK, CL, WO, TK, TO, GB, HB, WN).
South Island (NN, BR, WD, NC, MC, SC, DN, FD, SL).

HABITAT
Terrestrial.
Herbivorous/phytophagous.

HOSTS
[C=Confirmed by rearing]
Melicytus lanceolatus C
Melicytus ramiflorus C

REFERENCES
Hoare, R.J.B. 2017: Noctuinae (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) part 1: Austramathes, Cosmodes, Proteuxoa, Physetica. Fauna of New Zealand, (73) DOI [See p. 20, and 'Figs 1–3, 61, 78, 82–84, 97, 189'; description (female, male, larva)]

LINKS
NZOR [Incorrectly cited as Austramathes purpurea (Butlera, 1879)]
Plant-SyNZ
World Checklist

Posted by stephen_thorpe about 4 years ago (Flag)

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