(previously known as Callipyris drosera)
ACONTIINAE, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)
The adult moth of this species has brown forewings each with an orange marginal half, and a paler patchy basal half, which are separated by a white line which expands to a prominent white mark on the costa. Each forewing has a cusp on the margin. The hindwings are brown fading through yellow to white at the bases. The wingspan is about 1.7 cms.
The species has been found in Australia in
Further reading :
Weird and Wonderful Moths,
Issue 78 (September 2015), pp. 11-15, fig. 11,
Butterflies and Other Invertebrates Club.
Description of New Australian Lepidoptera,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 14 (1891), p. 195.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 113.
(uwritten 28 May 2013)