Plain Black Armyworm
(one synonym : Dasygaster punctivena Walker, 1856)
HADENINAE, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Andrew Mitchell, Australian Museum)
The adult moths of this species have dark brown forewings each with a small white comma near the middle. The hindwings are pale brown shading darker towards the margins. The wingspan is about 3.5 cms.
This species has been found in
The genus into which this species should be placed is controversial.
Further reading :
in Boisduval & Guenée: Histoire Naturelle des Insectes; Spécies Général des Lépidoptères,
Volume 9, Part 5 (1852), p. 202, No. 321.
Peter Marriott & Marilyn Hewish,
Moths of Victoria - Part 9,
Cutworms and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (C),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2020, pp. 26-27.
(updated 18 October 2011, 15 August 2019, 24 December 2020)