(one synonym: Ariathisa chionopasta Hampson, 1909)
ACRONICTINAE2, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
These caterpillars have been found feeding on plant species in the family CHENOPODIACEAE under sand.
The moths of this species have reddish-brown forewings, each with a pale marginal band. The hindwings are pale with dark veins.
This species occurs in
George Francis Hampson,
Catalogue of Noctuidae in the British Museum,
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
Volume 8 (1909), pp. 393-394, No. 4058, and also Plate 131, fig. 32.
Oswald B. Lower,
Descriptions of new Australian Lepidoptera,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 21 (1897), pp. 51-52.
(written 27 July 2012, updated 21 August 2019)