(previously known as Prometopus heliosema)
ACRONICTINAE, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: copyright of Brett and Marie Smith at Ellura Sanctuary, South Australia)
The caterpillars of this species have been found on:
The forewings of the adult moth each have a pattern of light and dark brown, including a pale subcostal streak, and pale chevron and a pale spot near the middle.
The hind wings are pale brown, with an indistinct dark band 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. 377-378, No. 4035, and also Plate 131, fig. 15.
Oswald B. Lower,
Descriptions of new genera and species of Australian Lepidoptera,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 26 (1902), p. 222.
Peter Marriott & Marilyn Hewish,
Moths of Victoria - Part 9,
Cutworms and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (C),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2020, pp. 18-19.
(created 8 December 2011, updated 24 April 2018, 23 December 2020)