(formerly known as Plusia impulsa)
PLUSIINAE, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The adult moths of this species have brown forewings, each with a pattern like dripping dirty milk ending in a separate white drop in a wide bronze area across the middle of the wing. The hindwings are pale brown with dark veins. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
This species occurs across Asia, including:
as well as in Australia in
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 33, Supplement 3 (1865), pp. 838-839.
(written 9 March 2019, updated 19 January 2021)