Well-marked Armyworm (one synonym : Dasygaster eutycta Turner, 1939)
HADENINAE, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Cathy Powers, Brisbane Ranges, Victoria)
The adult moth of this species has patterned dark brown forewings, including two white spots. The hindwings are grey-brown. There is a bilobed crest of hairs at the front of the thorax which is white edged with brown. The wingspan is about 3.5 cms.
The species has been found in
The genus into which this species should be placed is controversial.
Further reading :
Oswald B. Lower,
New Species of Australian Lepidoptera,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 26 (1901), pp. 643-644.
Peter Marriott & Marilyn Hewish,
Moths of Victoria - Part 9,
Cutworms and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (C),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2020, pp. 26-27.
(updated 15 October 2011, 8 April 2018, 24 December 2020)