(previously known as Gadirthra hades)
CATOCALINAE, EREBIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)
The adult moth of this species is brown with forewings that each have a pattern of dark lines, with a prominent black line from the base to the middle of the wing, and often has some white spots near the middle. In its resting pose, the moth erects a crest of hairs on its head.
The hindwings are off-white with a broad dark border, and a shadowy comma mark near the middle. The moth has a wing span of about 3 cms.
The species may be found in
Oswald B. Lower,
Descriptions of New Australian Noctuina, etc.,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 27 (1903), p. 36.
Moths of Victoria - Part 8,
Night Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA(B),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2017, pp. 16-17.
(updated 13 April 2013, 3 October 2018, 19 August 2019, 15 February 2021)