(formerly known as Plusia litterata)
HYPENINAE, EREBIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The adult moth is greyish brown with dark sinuous patches each forewing. The hindwings are plain brown. The labial palps are long and normally projected forward. The wingspan is about 3 cms.
The species has been found in
and in Australia in
Further reading :
George Francis Hampson,
The Macrolepidoptera Heterocera of Ceylon,
Illustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the British Museum,
Part 9 (1893), p. 105, No. 549, and also Plate 163, fig. 10.
Jahrbücher des Nassauischen Vereins für Naturkunde,
Volume 41 (1888), p. 137, No. 364.
(written 4 April 2015, updated 17 August 2019)