(previously known as Prometopus metaneura)
ACRONICTINAE2, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The forewings of the adult moth each have a pattern of light and dark brown, including a reddish streak near the base. The hind wings are pale brown darkening toward the margins, with dark veins. The wingspan is about 3 cms.
The species occurs in Australia, including:
George Francis Hampson,
Catalogue of Noctuidae in the British Museum,
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
Volume 8 (1909), p. 380, No. 4078, and also Plate 131, fig. 14.
Peter Marriott & Marilyn Hewish,
Moths of Victoria - Part 9,
Cutworms and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (C),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2020, pp. 20-21.
Oswald B. Lower,
New Australian Lepidoptera. No. XXV.,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 32 (1908), p. 111.
(written 8 December 2011, updated 22 August 2019, 24 December 2020)