(previously known as Perigea tonsa)
AMPHIPYRINAE, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory)
The adult moth of this species has brown forewings each with a subtle pattern. The hindwings are white shading to brown at the margins. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.
The species has been found all over Australia, including:
Further reading :
in Boisduval & Guenée:
Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères,
Volume 9, Part 5, Section 1 (1852), p. 232.
(updated 23 August 2012)