(one synonym : Setida quadrisignata Walker, 1858)
CALPINAE, EREBIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: copyright of Brett and Marie Smith, at Ellura Sanctuary, South Australia)
The adult moths of this species are pale brown with a complex pattern of darker brown and black lines on the wings.
Each wing also has a prominent dark spot at the middle of the margin. The moths have a wingspan of about 4 cms.
The species has been found in Australia in
Further reading :
in Boisduval & Guenée:
Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères,
Volume 9, Part 6, Section 1 (1852), p. 443, No. 1317, and also Plate 18, fig. 5.
Moths of Victoria - Part 8,
Night Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA(B),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2017, pp. 14-15.
(written 17 September 2015, updated 12 December 2016, 18 August 2019, 4 February 2020)