(erroneously Meliana scotti Hampson, 1905)
HADENINAE, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)
The adult moths of this species have rusty brown forewings, each having a dark streak from base to margin interrupted by a pale spot. The hindwings are off-white darkening towards the margins. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.
This species has been found in
and in Australia in
The genus into which this species should be placed is controversial.
Further reading :
Arthur G. Butler,
Descriptions of 21 new genera and 103 new species of Lepidoptera Heterocera from the Australian region,
Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
1886, Part 4, p. 391, No. 15.
George F. Hampson,
Catalogue of the Noctuidae in the Collection of the British Museum,
Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
Volume 5 (1905), p. 582, No. 2019, and also Plate 95, fig. 22.
(updated 12 August 2012, 6 december 2015)