(one synonym : Magusa olivaria Hampson, 1908)
HADENINAE , NOCTUIDAE , NOCTUOIDEA
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art
The forewings of the adult moths have patterns of light and dark brown on the wings, including a pale line across each wingtip. The adults are dimorphic, with male and female having different patterns, so that originally they were thought to be two different species. In particular: the female has a pale bar extending from the base to halfway across each forewing. The hindwings are brown with dark veins. The wingspan is about 4 cms.
The species occurs in
as well as in Australia in:
The species has previously been placed in ACRONICTINAE.
Further reading :
George F. Hampson,
Catalogue of the Noctuidae in the Collection of the British Museum,
Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
Volume 7 (1908), p. 55, No. 2791, and p. 57, No. 2793, and also Plate 109, figs. 7 & 9.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 121.
(updated 20 July 2012, 26 February 2016)