(previously known as Thalpochares pudica)
ACONTIINAE , NOCTUIDAE , NOCTUOIDEA
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art
The adult moth has forewings that are pale brown, each with a shaded dark band across the middle, and a black spot at the wingtip. The hindwings are also pale brown, each with a shaded dark triangle on the inner margin. The wingspan is about 1.3 cms.
The species is found around the south pacific, including
as well as the northern half of Australia, including:
Further reading :
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 114.
Pieter Cornelius Tobias Snellen,
Lepidoptera van Celebes verzameld door Mr. M.C. Piepers,
Tijdschrift voor Entomologie,
Volume 23 (1880), p. 63, No. 32, and also Plate 5, fig. 5.
(updated 29 September 2011)