(one synonym : Bryophyla dorsivaria Walker, 1858)
ACRONICTINAE2, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)
The adult moth of this species has green, black, and white patterned forewings, and plain fawn hindwings.
In older specimens, the green fades to brown and grey. The wingspan is about 3 cms.
The species has been found in Australia in
Further reading :
in Boisduval & Guenée:
Histoire Naturelle des Insectes; Spécies Général des Lépidoptères,
Volume 9, Part 5 (1852), p. 38, No. 42, and also Plate 3, fig. 9.
Peter Marriott & Marilyn Hewish,
Moths of Victoria - Part 9,
Cutworms and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (C),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2020, pp. 12-13.
(updated 1 July 2010, 28 September 2018, 9 January 2021)