(previously known as Caradrina porphyrescens)
ACRONICTINAE2, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory)
The adult moth of this species has brown forewings each with a dark smudge near the centre. The hindwings are grey shading to black at the margins. The wingspan is about 4 cms.
The species has been found in:
Further reading :
Oswald B. Lower,
New Species of Australian Lepidoptera,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 26 (1902), pp. 652-653.
Peter Marriott & Marilyn Hewish,
Moths of Victoria - Part 9,
Cutworms and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (C),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2020, pp. 20-21.
(updated 12 April 2013, 6 April 2019, 24 December 2020)