Plain Tenuis Moth
(previously known as Radinogoes tenuis)
ACRONICTINAE, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Brian Cartwright, Adelaide Hills, South Australia)
The adult moth of this species has speckled pale brown forewings, each often with one black and three white spots near the middle. The hindwings are mainly white with brown veins. The metathorax is black. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.
The species has been found in:
as well as in Australia 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. 394, No. 20.
Peter Marriott & Marilyn Hewish,
Moths of Victoria - Part 9,
Cutworms and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (C),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2020, pp. 12-13.
(updated 25 March 2011, 3 May 2019, 19 December 2020, 14 February 2021)