(one synonym : Prodenia synstictis Hampson, 1896)
ACRONICTINAE, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of the Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The adult moths of this species are brown with a complex pattern on each forewing including a white drawing like the Eiffel Tower being blown over. The hindwings are off-white shading to brown at the wingtips, with dark veins. The moths have a wingspan of about 2 cms.
The species has been found in various parts of the world, and in Australia in:
Further reading :
Peter Marriott & Marilyn Hewish,
Moths of Victoria - Part 9,
Cutworms and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (C),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2020, pp. 12-13.
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 32 (1865), p. 654.
(written 14 December 2020)