(previously known as Mamestra sepultrix)
ACRONICTINAE2, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Andrew Mitchell, Australian Museum)
The forewings of this adult moth each have wavy bands of light and dark greyish brown and a pale splodge in the middle. The hindwings are pale brown darkening toward the edges, with dark veins. The wingspan is about 4 cms.
The species occurs in :
Further reading :
in Boisduval & Guenée:
Histoire Naturelle des Insectes; Spécies Général des Lépidoptères,
Volume 9, Part 5 (1852), p. 200, No. 317.
George F. Hampson,
Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
Volume 6 (1906), p. 333, No. 2501, and also Plate 104, fig. 8.
(updated 22 October 2011, 21 August 2019, 27 July 2020)