(one synonym : Istarba varialis Walker, 1866)
HYPENINAE, EREBIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
Peter Marriott & Stella Crossley
These Caterpillars have been found under loose bark on tree trunks, and appear to eat :
The adult moths have pale brown wings with a dark speckly pattern. They have a wingspan of about 2 cms. Male and female moths are similar, but the antennae of the males are thicker than those of the females.
The species is found widely in Australia, including:
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 44.15, p. 450.
Moths of Victoria - Part 8,
Night Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA(B),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2017, pp. 7, 8-9.
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 25 (1862), p. 1423, No. 97.
(updated 17 April 2013, 8 November 2020)