Rich Russet Moth
(previously known as Mamestra prolifera)
ACRONICTINAE, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The forewings of the adult moth are dark brown, each with a complex pattern including some pale markings near the middle. The hindwings are brown with dark veins. The wingspan is about 4 cms.
The species has been found in Australia in :
Further reading :
George Francis Hampson,
Catalogue of Noctuidae in the British Museum,
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
Volume 7 (1908), pp. 244-245, No. 3028, and also Plate 114, fig. 12.
Peter Marriott & Marilyn Hewish,
Moths of Victoria - Part 9,
Cutworms and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (C),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2020, pp. 10-11.
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 9 (1856), p. 238, No. 38.
(updated 30 October 2011, 12 December 2020)