(one synonym : Cirphis adjuncta Walker, 1869)
HADENINAE, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of David Akers, Won Wron, Victoria)
The Caterpillar of this species is brown, with broad dark lines along each side, faint orange shading between segments, and a striped head.
The caterpillar has been found on pasture, so may feed on
and/or herbaceous weeds like
The pupa is brown.
The adult moths have streaky forewings, each with a white spot near the middle. Male moths also have submarginal arcs of dark dots. Female moths have a narrow dark-edged white line from the base leading to the central spot. The hindwings are white shading to brown at the margins. The moths have a wingspan of about 2.5 cms.
This species has been caught in
Further reading :
in Boisduval & Guenée: Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères,
Volume 9, Part 5, Section 1 (1852), pp. 80-81, No. 111.
Peter Marriott & Marilyn Hewish,
Moths of Victoria - Part 9,
Cutworms and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (C),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2020, pp. 28-29.
(updated 14 April 2013, 22 May 2023)