(previously known as Hadena aspera)
NOCTUINAE , NOCTUIDAE , NOCTUOIDEA
male, drawing by George Francis Hampson, listed as Ectopatria aspera
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
Noctuidæ, Volume IV (1903), Plate LXXVII, figure 27,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University.
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.
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)