HYPENINAE, EREBIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
Stella Crossley & Peter Marriott
(Photo: courtesy of Jenny Holmes, Victoria)
These adult moths have brown wings with dark wriggly lines and dark splotches. They have a wingspan of about 2 cms. Male and female moths are similar, but the antennae of the males are marginally thicker than those of the females.
The species appears to be less common than the related species Sandava scitissignata. Nevertheless, we have found them to be widespread, taking specimens from Riddells Creek, Mt. Martha, Bentleigh and in the Dandenongs, in October, November, March and April in
The species also occurs in
Further reading :
Moths of Victoria - Part 8,
Night Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA(B),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2017, pp. 3, 6-7, 8-9.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 165.
Noctuina, Geometrina and Pyralidina,
Catalogue of Eastern and Australian Lepidoptera Heterocera in the Collection of the Oxford University Museum,
Clarendon Press, Part 2 (1900), p. 192, No. 2158.
(updated 15 April 2013, 16 November 2017, 17 August 2019, 5 April 2021)