(one synonym : Nitocris exundans Guenée, 1868)
ACRONICTINAE2, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of the Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The forewings of the adult moth each have a pattern of dark brown, including various dark markings and an irregular off-white mark, like a little rectangle with two feet, near the middle. The hindwings each are also brown, fading toward the bases, with dark veins, and with a vague dark spot near the middle. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.
The species occurs in Australia, including:
Further reading :
Oswald B. Lower,
Descriptions of new Australian Lepidoptera,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 26 (1902), p. 648.
Peter Marriott & Marilyn Hewish,
Moths of Victoria - Part 9,
Cutworms and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (C),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2020, pp. 18-19.
(written 1 January 2021)