(previously known as Diphthera beryllodes)
ACRONICTINAE2, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Dianne Clarke, Mapleton, Queensland)
The forewings of the adult moth are green, each with three irregular black or brown bands, and variable white markings. Each hindwing is pale brown with a dark mark near the middle, and a wide dark margin. The head, mesothorax, and metathorax are green, but the prothorax and abdomen and brown. The wingspan is about 4 cms.
The species occurs in :
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, pp. 460-461, pl 22.10.
George Francis Hampson,
Catalogue of Noctuidae in the British Museum,
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
Volume 8 (1909), p. 35, No. 3008, and also Plate 123, fig. 25.
A. Jefferis Turner,
New Australian Lepidoptera, with synonymic and other notes: Noctuidae,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 27 (1903), pp. 5-6.
(updated 20 November 2011, 3 April 2017)