(formerly known as Orthosia mesombra)
AMPHIPYRINAE, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Leuba Ridgway, Upper Ferntree Gully, Victoria)
The adult moth of this species has fawn forewings each with various markings including a large dark triangle near the middle containing two red blobs. The hindwings are shiny off-white with dark veins, shading to brown at the wingtips. The wingspan is about 3 cms.
The species has been found in:
Further reading :
Oswald B. Lower,
New Australian Lepidoptera,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 17 (1892), p. 153.
(written 4 February 2017)