(formerly known as Mamestra aterrima)
CALPINAE, EREBIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
These adult moths have dark grey forewings crossed by dark broken wavy lines, and with a few variable small white spots. The hindwings are paler with a similar but muted pattern. The wingspan is about 3 cms.
The species occurs in :
Further reading :
Moths of Victoria - Part 8,
Night Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA(B),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2017, pp. 14-15.
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 9 (1856), p. 238, No. 37.
(written 13 May 2019)