(previously known as Acontia pulchra)
ACRONICTINAE1, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Bruce Anstee, Riverstone, New South Wales)
The Caterpillars of this species have been found feeding on :
The adult moth is a satin-white with brown markings on the costa of each forewing.
The species occurs over much of Australia, including
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 49.7, p. 462.
Peter Marriott & Marilyn Hewish,
Moths of Victoria - Part 9,
Cutworms and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (C),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2020, pp. 8-9.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 120.
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 12 (1858), p. 797, No. 39.
(updated 1 July 2010, 27 September 2018, 11 December 2020)