(formerly known as Caradrina paratorna)
ACRONICTINAE2, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, near Gisborne, Victoria)
The adult moth of this species has fawn forewings each with a black and white sickle mark near the middle. The hindwings are off-white with dark veins, shading to brown at the margins. The wingspan is about 3.5 cms.
The species has been found in:
Further reading :
Oswald B. Lower,
Descriptions of new Australian Lepidoptera,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 26 (1901), p. 655.
Peter Marriott & Marilyn Hewish,
Moths of Victoria - Part 9,
Cutworms and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (C),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2020, pp. 18-19.
(written 3 January 2017, updated 23 December 2020)