CATOCALINAE, EREBIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
female, drawing by George Francis Hampson, listed as Amphipyra atronitens,
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
Noctuidæ, Volume VII (1908), Plate CVIII, figure 13,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University.
The adult moths of this species have dark grey forewings, sometimes with dark streaks. The hindwings are off-white with dark veins. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.
The species occurs in
Further reading :
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 9 (1856), p. 141, No. 5.
(updated 22 October 2011, 29 March 2016)