(one synonym is Stenopterygia cebeae Hampson, 1908)
NOCTUINAE, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
((Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
These adult moths have patchy brown forewings, each with a subtle pattern of zigzag lines. The hindwings are brown, shading to pale brown at the bases. At rest the moth holds its wings like a tent over its body. The moth has a wingspan of about 3 cms.
The species occurs in
as well as in Australia in
Further reading :
George Thomas Bethune-Baker,
New Noctuidae from British New Guinea,
Volume 13 (1906), p. 221, No. 92.
George Francis Hampson,
Catalogue of Noctuidae in the British Museum,
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
Volume 7 (1908), p. 63, No. 2799, and also Plate 113, fig. 27.
(written 8 June 2019)