(previously known as Micrapatetis purpurascens)
ACONTIINAE, EREBIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)
The adult moth of this species has shiny purplish-brown forewings each with a broad ragged well-defined dark band across the middle. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.
The species has been found in
Further reading :
George F. Hampson,
Catalogue of the Noctuidae in the Collection of the British Museum,
Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
Volume 9 (1910), p. 454, No. 4931, and also Plate 146, fig. 21.
(updated 21 April 2011)