Lined Neat Noctuid
(previously known as Prometopus sarcomorpha)
ACRONICTINAE2, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Andrew Mitchell, Australian Museum)
The forewings of the adult moth each have a pattern of light and dark brown, including four zigzag transverse lines. The hindwings are brown darkening at the margins, with dark veins. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.
The species has been found in Australia in:
Further reading :
George Francis Hampson,
Catalogue of Noctuidae in the British Museum,
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
Volume 8 (1909), pp. 380-381, No. 4039, and also Plate 131, fig. 18.
Oswald B. Lower,
New Species of Australian Lepidoptera,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 26 (1901), pp. 646-647.
Peter Marriott & Marilyn Hewish,
Moths of Victoria - Part 9,
Cutworms and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (C),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2020, pp. 20-21.
(written 12 December 2011, updated 22 August 2019, 7 January 2021)