Profile: Agrotis munda

Kingdom Animalia

Phylum Arthropoda

Subphylum Vertebrata

Subphylum Hexapoda

Class Insecta

Subclass Pterygota

Order Lepidoptera

Superfamily Noctuoidea

Family Noctuidae

Subfamily Noctuinae

Tribe Noctuini

Subtribe Agrotina

Genus Agrotis

Species Agrotis munda

Ancient Greek aγgότις ‘from the soil’

Common Name Brown Cutworm


Australian Lepidoptera: Agrotis munda

Cesar Australia: Pest Notes: Agrotis spp.

Wiki: Noctuidae Wings

iNaturalist: Agrotis munda

CSIRO Australian Moths Online: Agrotis munda

BOLD Australia: Agrotis munda

South Australian iNaturalist Research Grade Observations

My iNaturalist Research Grade Observations


‘Caterpillars, moths and their plants of southern Australia’ (Peter McQuillan, Jan Forrest, David Keane and Roger Grund, 2019).

The Australian Cutworms of the genus agrotis (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), I.F.B. Common, Australian Journal of Zoology 6(1) 69 – 88, 1958.


Identification Tips (SA Only):

  • Distinct forewing reniform, orbicular and claviform spots






Similar Species (SA Only):

  • Agrotis porphyricollis (Variable Cutworm)
    • No black bar connecting the orbicular and reniform spots


Similar Species (SA Only):

  • Agrotis infusa (Bogong Moth)
    • Black bar connecting the orbicular and reniform spots
    • Tapering black line between reniform spot and post medial line
    • Small claviform spot


Similar Species (SA Only):