CATOCALINAE, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)
The Caterpillar of species related to this overseas feed on :
The adult moth is fawn with dark wing margins. It has a wing span of about 4 cms.
The species may be found over much of Australia, including
as well as in
Some taxonomists consider it to be a subspecies of Tathorhynchus exsiccata which is found in North America, Africa, Europe, and Asia.
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 45.1, p. 452.
Moths of Victoria - Part 8,
Night Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA(B),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2017, pp. 12-13.
On Indian and Australian moths,
The Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
Series 7, Volume 9 (1902), pp. 423-424.
(updated 6 August 2011)