(one synonym : Metachrostis epichroma Turner, 1902)
ACONTIINAE, EREBIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Trevor Jinks, North Burnett, Queensland)
The adult moths of this species have forewings that have a pale brown area at the base, and an orange-brown area at the margin, the areas separated by a broad irregular black band. The hindwings are orange-brown with a broad dark margin. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.
The species is found over much of Australia, including:
Further reading :
George Francis Hampson,
Catalogue of Noctuidae in the British Museum,
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
Volume 10 (1910), p. 405, No. 5607, and also Plate 160, fig. 20.
Moths of Victoria - Part 8,
Night Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA(B),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2017, pp. 24-25, 26-27.
Description of New Australian Lepidoptera,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 14 (1891), p. 197.
(updated 9 August 2011)