some of the 21 synonyms :
Amyna selenampha Guenée, 1852
Alamis spoliata Walker, 1858
Hama latipennis Wallengren, 1860
ACONTIINAE, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)
The Caterpillar of this species has been found feeding on plants from a variety of families, including:
The adult moth has dark brown forewings, each with complex patterns including a white spot near the middle. The hindwings are plain brown with a faint pale submarginal line. The wingspan is about 3.5 cms.
The species is found in around the tropics of Africa and Asia, including
as well as in Australia in
Further reading :
Johan Christian Fabricius,
Entomologia Systematica Emendata et Aucta,
Tome 1, Part 2 (1793), pp. 34-35, No. 87.
in Boisduval & Guenée:
Histoire Naturelle des Insectes; Spécies Général des Lépidoptères,
Volume 9, Part 5 (1852), pp. 406-407, No. 378a.
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 13 (1858), p. 1050, No. 11.
Hans Daniel Johan Wallengren,
Wiener Entomologische Monatsschrift,
Volume 4 (1860), p. 169, No. 43.
(written 29 September 2018, updated 30 August 2020)