(one synonym : Dierna achroa Lower, 1903)
CALPINAE, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
The adults are brown with a diagonal pale line outlined in dark brown running across each wing. Also each forewing has a dumbell shaped mark and a small white dot. The wings all have scalloped margins.
The moths have a wingspan of about 3 cms.
Specimens have been taken in
The eggs are white and laid singly on the edge of the underside of leaves of a foodplant.
Further reading :
Thomas P. Lucas,
On 34 new species of Australian Lepidoptera, with additional localities,
Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
Volume 8 (1892), p. 89.
Moths of Victoria - Part 8,
Night Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA(B),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2017, pp. 12-13.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 125.
(updated 7 February 2011)