(formerly known as Agrotis hydraecioides)
ACRONICTINAE2, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: Don Herbison-Evans, Manly, New South Wales)
This specimen was found on:
The forewings of the adult moth each have a brown pattern, including a central dark streak with a variable round white spot near the basal end and a pale kidney-shaped mark near the distal end.
The hindwings are pale brown shading to off-white at the bases, with dark veins. The wingspan is about 3 cms.
Specimens have been taken in
Further reading :
in Boisduval & Guenée :
Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères,
Volume 9, Part 5 (1852), p. 272, No. 438-A.
George Francis Hampson,
Catalogue of Noctuidae in the British Museum,
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
Volume 8 (1909), pp. 395-396, No. 4062, and also Plate 132, fig. 4.
Peter Marriott & Marilyn Hewish,
Moths of Victoria - Part 9,
Cutworms and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (C),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2020, pp. 20-21.
(updated 9 August 2011, 20 November 2017, 22 August 2019, 24 December 2020)