(one synonym : Orthosia subnigra Walker, 1857)
ACRONICTINAE2, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory)
The adult moth of this species has greyish forewings with a variable black and white mark like a comma near the centre of each one. The hindwings are plain brown. The wingspan is about 3 cms.
The species has been found in:
Further reading :
in Boisduval & Guenée:
Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères,
Volume 9, Part 5, Section 1 (1852), p. 273, No. 439.
Peter Marriott & Marilyn Hewish,
Moths of Victoria - Part 9,
Cutworms and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (C),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2020, pp. 14-15.
(updated 12 March 2011, 28 September 2018, 20 December 2020)