(one synonym : Mamestra lucifera Walker, 1865)
ACRONICTINAE, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)
The adult moth of this species has dark brown patterned forewings, each with a variable white mark near the middle. The wingspan is about 4 cms.
The species has been found in:
and in Australia in
Further reading :
in Boisduval & Guenée:
Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères,
Volume 9, Part 5, Section 1 (1852), p. 272, No. 438.
Peter Marriott & Marilyn Hewish,
Moths of Victoria - Part 9,
Cutworms and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (C),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2020, pp. 16-17.
(updated 12 April 2013, 21 August 2019, 20 December 2020)