Plain Saltbush Moth
(previously known as Agrotis paurogramma)
NOCTUINAE, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The adult moth has dark brown forewings with complex markings. The hind wings are buff coloured, with dark veins and margins. The wingspan is about 3 cms.
The species has been found in Australia in:
George F. Hampson,
Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
Volume 4 (1903), p. 652, No. 1120, and also Plate 77, fig. 25.
Oswald B. Lower,
New Species of Australian Lepidoptera,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 26 (1902), p. 643.
Peter Marriott & Marilyn Hewish,
Moths of Victoria - Part 9,
Cutworms and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (C),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2020, pp. 30-31.
(updated 14 October 2011, 26 December 2020)