Rough Saltbush Moth
(previously known as Hadena aspera)
NOCTUINAE, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The adult moth has brown forewings each with a complex pattern. The hindwings of the males are buff coloured, with dark wingtips, and the hindwings of the females are brown. The wingspan is up to 4 cms.
The species is migratory, and occurs in
and also over most of Australia, including
Further reading :
George F. Hampson,
Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
Volume 4 (1903), p. 654, No. 1123, and also Plate 77, Figure 27.
Peter Marriott & Marilyn Hewish,
Moths of Victoria - Part 9,
Cutworms and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (C),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2020, pp. 30-31.
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 11 (1857), p. 601, No. 98.
(updated 13 October 2011, 26 December 2020)