White-spotted Saltbush Moth
(erroneously known as Agrotis spilonota)
NOCTUINAE, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
These caterpillars have been found feeding on
The adult moth has rusty brown forewings with a dark triangle, running from the middle of each forewing to the wingtip, containing pale spots. The hind wings are buff coloured, with dark veins. The wingspan is about 3 cms.
The species occurs in Australia, including
Further reading :
George F. Hampson,
Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
Volume 4 (1903), p. 653, No. 1121, and also Plate 77, figure 26.
Oswald B. Lower,
Descriptions of new Australian Lepidoptera,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 26 (1902), pp. 641-642.
Peter Marriott & Marilyn Hewish,
Moths of Victoria - Part 9,
Cutworms and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (C),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2020, pp. 30-31.
(updated 13 October 2011, 26 December 2020)