(often known as Dasygaster ligniplena)
HADENINAE, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Elaine McDonald, Nicholls Rivulet, Tasmania)
The adult moths of this species have brown forewings, each having a complex pattern including dark-edged pale zigzag lines and pale patches. The hindwings are pale brown, darkening toward the margins. The hindwing margins are scalloped. The wingspan is about 3 cms.
The species occurs in Australia in
The genera Xylina and Dasygaster are inappropriate for this species, but a suitable genus has yet to be described.
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 11 (1857), p. 762, No. 7.
(written 16 June 2019)