(one synonym is Actinotia acmophora Meyrick, 1897)
NOCTUINAE, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
((Photo: courtesy of Cathy Powers, Moorabool, Victoria)
The adult moths of this species have grey or brown patterned forewings, each bearing a wide complex dark area along the hind-margin. The hindwings are off-white, each with a broad brown margin. The moth can erect a crest of scales on the thorax, and tufts on the wings. The moth has a wingspan of about 3 cms.
The species has been found in Australia in
Further reading :
Peter Marriott & Marilyn Hewish,
Moths of Victoria - Part 9,
Cutworms and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (C),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2020, pp. 24-25, 28-29.
Descriptions of new Lepidoptera from Australia and New Zealand,
Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
1897, p. 370.
Characters of undescribed Lepidoptera Heterocera,
E.W. Janson, London, 1869, p. 36, No. 60.
(written 9 June 2019, updated 25 December 2020)