(one synonym : Prometopus malacopis Lower, 1902)
AMPHIPYRINAE, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of the Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The forewings of the adult moth each have a brown pattern, including a pale boomerang-shaped mark near the middle, and a pale irregular band along the margin. The hindwings are off-white, darkening toward the wing-tips, with dark veins. The wingspan is about 3 cms.
The species occurs in Australia in:
Further reading :
Oswald B. Lower,
Descriptions of new Australian Lepidoptera,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 26 (1902), pp. 645-646.
Peter Marriott & Marilyn Hewish,
Moths of Victoria - Part 9,
Cutworms and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (C),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2020, pp. 18-19.
(written 2 January 2021)