(also known as Cirphis obusta Hampson, 1905)
HADENINAE, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Riddells Creek, Victoria)
The adult moths of this species have reddish-brown forewings, and hindwings that are dark brown fading toward the bases. The wingspan is about 4.5 cms.
This species is thought to occur in
The genus into which this species should be placed is controversial.
in Boisduval & Guenée:
Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères,
Volume 9, Part 5, Section 1 (1852), p. 74, No. 95.
George Francis Hampson,
Catalogue of Noctuidae in the British Museum,
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
Volume 5 (1905), pp. 479-480, No. 1830, and also Plate 91, fig. 17.
Peter Marriott & Marilyn Hewish,
Moths of Victoria - Part 9,
Cutworms and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (C),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2020, pp. 26-27.
(updated 17 October 2011, 5 January 2017, 24 December 2020)