(formerly known as Hyela thapsina)
ACONTIINAE, EREBIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)
The adult moth of this species has yellow forewings, with variable dark brown markings, which in some specimens nearly cover the wings. The hindwings are brown, fading at the base. The moth has a wing span of about 2 cms.
The species is found in Australia in
Further reading :
A. Jefferis Turner,
New Genera and Species of Lepidoptera belonging to the family Noctuidae,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 27 (1902), p. 112.
(updated 9 August 2011)