(one synonym : Noctua cingularis Hübner, 1808)
CATOCALINAE, EREBIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of the Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The Caterpillar of this species will happily eat the leaves of many plants, and was considered as a control agent for
The adult moths are brown with a bold pattern, including a white bar across each wing. The forewings also each have orange and white cusped submarginal arcs, and a white spot on the wingtip. The hindwings each have a white spot near the tornus. The wingspan is about 3.5 cms.
The species is found across Europe, Africa, and Asia, including
and also in Australia in
Further reading :
Johan Christian Fabricius,
Historiae Natvralis Favtoribvs,
1775, p. 599, No. 38.
Sammlung Europäischer Schmetterlinge,
Volume 4 (1808), Plate 76, fig. 352.
A. Jefferis Turner,
New Australian Lepidoptera,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 49 (1925), p. 41.
(updated 14 August 2008, 20 August 2019)