(previously known as Leucania acontosema)
HADENINAE, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
male, drawing by George Francis Hampson, listed as Dasygaster acontosema,
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
Noctuidæ, Volume V (1905), Plate XCI, figure 13,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University.
The forewings of this species are grey or brown with variable markings including a dark streak extending from the base halfway across each forewing. The hindwings are plain brown fading towards the bases, with dark veins. The wingspan is about 4 cms.
The species has been found in Australia in:
Further reading :
A. Jefferis Turner,
New Australian Lepidoptera, with synonymic and other notes: Noctuidae,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 27 (1903), p. 4.
(updated 18 October 2011)