Pale Noctuid (previously known as Agrotis gypsina)
ACRONICTINAE2, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The adult moth of this species has pale grey forewings, each with a scattering of black specks, and a brownish splodge near the middle. The hindwings are white. The abdomen shades to yellow at the tip. The wingspan is about 3.5 cms.
The species has been found in:
George Francis Hampson,
Catalogue of Noctuidae in the British Museum,
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
Volume 8 (1909), pp. 392-393, No. 4056, and also Plate 131, fig. 30.
Oswald B. Lower,
Descriptions of new Australian Lepidoptera,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 21 (1897), p. 52.
Peter Marriott & Marilyn Hewish,
Moths of Victoria - Part 9,
Cutworms and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (C),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2020, pp. 14-15.
(written 31 May 2012, updated 22 August 2019, 20 December 2020)