Brown Saltbush Moth
(previously known as Dasygaster mundoides)
NOCTUINAE, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of the Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
This adult moth has dark brown forewings with complex markings. The hind wings are buff coloured, darkening toward the margins. The wingspan is about 4 cms.
The species occurs over most of southern Australia, including
Further reading :
George F. Hampson,
Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
Volume 4 (1903), p. 651-652, No. 1119, and also Plate 77, figure 24.
Oswald B. Lower,
New Australian Lepidoptera,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 17, Part 1 (1893), p. 152.
Peter Marriott & Marilyn Hewish,
Moths of Victoria - Part 9,
Cutworms and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (C),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2020, pp. 30-31.
(updated 12 October 2011, 26 December 2020)