(one synonym : Elydna sparna Wileman & West, 1929)
ACRONICTINAE1, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)
The caterpillars of this species have been found feeding on the leaves of:
The adult moth of this species has speckled pale brown forewings each with several faint wiggly dark transverse lines, and a dark brown smudge near the middle containing a black or a white spot. The hindwings are off-white with dark veins. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.
The species has been found in :
as well as in Australia in:
Further reading :
Catalogue of the Heterocerous Lepidopterous Insects collected at Sarawak, in Borneo, by Mr. A. R. Wallace, with Descriptions of New Species,
Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society,
Volume 6 (1862), p. 185, No. 237.
(updated 1 July 2010, 7 February 2018, 3 May 2019, 23 May 2021)