Small Condica Moth
(one synonym : Prospalta ochreata Warren, 1937)
ACRONICTINAE2, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)
The adult moth has buff coloured forewings speckled with dark grey or brown, with a complex pattern including an indistinct pale kidney shaped mark near the centre of each forewing. The hindwings are uniformly grey-brown with dark veins. The moth has a wingspan of about 3 cms.
The undersides of the forewings are dark grey, fading towards the hind margins. The undersides of the hindwings are plain pale grey.
The species occurs in
and also in Australia in
Further reading :
George Thomas Bethune-Baker,
New Noctuidae from British New Guinea,
Volume 13 (1906), p. 194, No. 7.
Peter Marriott & Marilyn Hewish,
Moths of Victoria - Part 9,
Cutworms and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (C),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2020, pp. 10-11.
(updated 11 April 2013, 29 January 2018, 12 December 2020)