(also known as Hypaetra novaguineana)
CATOCALINAE , NOCTUIDAE , NOCTUOIDEA
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art
The adult moth of this species is brown, each forewing having a broad dark wavy band near the base, and a dark mark extending from the costa to the cell ending in a hook shape, each outlined in pale brown. Each hindwing is plain except for a narrow pale secant across the tornus. The moth has a wingspan of about 4 cms.
The species is found in
and in Australia in:
Further reading :
George Thomas Bethune-Baker,
New Noctuidae from British New Guinea,
Volume 13 (1906), p. 262, No. 219.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 128.
(updated 7 August 2011)