(one synonym : Tarache nivipictoides Strand, 1917)
ACONTIINAE, EREBIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art
The adult moth has dark brown and white forewings, with a variable pattern. The hind wings are yellow merging to dark brown at the edges. The moth has a wing span of about 2 cms.
It was illustrated by Hampson on plate CLXXII number 3 as Tarache nivipicta.
The species is found over the northern two thirds of Australia, including
Further reading :
Arthur G. Butler,
Descriptions of 21 new genera and 103 new species of Lepidoptera-Heterocera from the Australian Region,
Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
1886, pp. 400-401, No. 31.
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 47.8, p. 455.
Moths of Victoria - Part 8,
Night Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA(B),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2017, pp. 24-25, 28-29.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 112.
(updated 25 April 2010, 5 May 2017, 18 November 2020, 29 January 2021)