(one synonym is Ariathisa ochropepla Turner, 1911)
ACRONICTINAE2, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of the Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The forewings of the adult moth vary from pale to dark brown, each with a pattern of dark markings, including, near the middle, a pale boomerang next to a short pale stripe, both outlined with black. The hindwings are fawn, darkening at the margins, with dark veins. The thorax has a pale dorsal tuft. The wingspan is about 3 cms.
The species has been found in Australia in:
Further reading :
Peter Marriott & Marilyn Hewish,
Moths of Victoria - Part 9,
Cutworms and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (C),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2020, pp. 22-23.
A. Jefferis Turner,
New Australian Lepidoptera of the families Noctuidae and Pyralidae,
Transactions and Proceedings and Report of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 32 (1908), p. 59.
(written 9 January 2021)