Paromphale caeca (Swinhoe, 1902)
Black-spotted Moth
(one synonym : Tarache micrastis Lower, 1903)
ACRONICTINAE2,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Cathy Powers, Brisbane Ranges, Victoria)

The adult moth of this species has dark brown forewings each with a white-edged orange dumbell near the middle. The hindwings are grey. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.


(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The species has been found in

  • Western Australia,
  • Northern Territory,
  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria, and
  • South Australia.


    Further reading :

    Oswald B. Lower,
    Descriptions of New Australian Noctuina, etc.,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 27 (1903), p. 33.

    Peter Marriott & Marilyn Hewish,
    Moths of Victoria - Part 9,
    Cutworms and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (C)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2020, pp. 12-13.

    Charles Swinhoe,
    Descriptions of new Eastern and Australian Heterocera,
    The Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
    Series 7, Volume 9 (1902), pp. 421-422.


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    (written 4 January 2017, updated 21 August 2019, 16 December 2020)