(previously known as Aletia reversa)
HADENINAE, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
The Caterpillars of this species feed on various grasses, including :
The adult moths have fawn forewings with various markings often including a pale line from wingtip to near the middle of the hind margin. The hindwings are pale grey darkening toward the margins. The moths have a wingspan of about 4 cms.
This species may be found across south-east Asia, including
and also in Australia in
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, p. 465.
The Lepidoptera of Ceylon,
L. Reeve, London, Volume 3 (1884), p. 6, and also Plate 144, fig. 6.
(updated 24 August 2004)