(previously known as Thalpochares roseana)
ACONTIINAE, EREBIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Trevor Jinks, North Burnett, Queensland)
The adult moth has pale brown forewings each with two darker submarginal brown lines containing a triangular pink area. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.
The natural posture is unusual: the moth likes to rest head downward.
The species is found across south-east Asia, including:
as well as in Australia in
Further reading :
Descriptions of new genera and species of Asiatic nocturnal Lepidoptera,
Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London,
1881, p. 370.
(updated 25 April 2010)