HYPENINAE, EREBIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Elaine McDonald, Arve Road, Southern Forests, Tasmania)
The adult moth has greyish brown forewings, each crossed by one or more variable dark sinuous lines, and with a fragmented or extended dark patch near the middle. The hindwings are brown, each with a vague dark spot near the middle. The margins of all four wings are recurved. The labial palps are long and normally projected forward. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.
The species has been found in Australia in
The genus Trigonistis is inappropriate for this species, but finding an appropriate one is controversial.
Further reading :
Moths of Victoria - Part 8,
Night Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA(B),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2017, pp. 8-9.
Descriptions of new Australian Lepidoptera,
Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
1902, p. 40.
(written 26 June 2019)