(previously known as Omphaletis acontoura)
ACRONICTINAE2, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: copyright of Brett and Marie Smith at Ellura Sanctuary, South Australia)
The adult moths of this species have grey forewings usually with two short dark brown streaks: one at the base and one near the middle.
In the males, the streaks are edged with rusty brown. The hindwings of both sexes are off-white, shading to pale brown at the margins. The wingspan is about 3 cms.
The species has been found in Australia in:
Further reading :
Bobbie Hitchcock, Edward Edwards, and Andrew Mitchell,
Integrating dots and spots with COI sequence data reinstates Thoracolopha Turner, 1939 (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), for 13 Australian species formerly in Proteuxoa Hampson, 1903,
Oswald B. Lower,
The Lepidoptera of Broken Hill, New South Wales Pt I,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 39 (1915), p. 365, No. 71.
Peter Marriott & Marilyn Hewish,
Moths of Victoria - Part 9,
Cutworms and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (C),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2020, pp. 22-23.
(written 26 April 2018, updated 27 June 2018, 24 December 2020)