(one synonym is Thalpochares pulvinariae Olliff, 1892)
ACONTIINAE, EREBIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Stephen Williams, Moths of Victoria - Part 8)
The adult moth of this species has brown forewings, each with variable patterns which resemble those of other species of Mataeomera, but with a dark area along the costa, and a vague broad dark spot near the middle.
The hindwings are plain brown, darkening toward the margins. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.
The species has been found in
Further reading :
Arthur G. Butler,
Descriptions of 21 new genera and 103 new species of Lepidoptera Heterocera from the Australian region,
Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
1886, Part 4, p. 418, No. 61.
Moths of Victoria - Part 8,
Night Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA(B),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2017, pp. 28-29.
(written 14 January 2020)