(previously known as Anophia sericea)
(Photo: courtesy of Peter T. Oboyski, Esseg Museum of Entomology, University of California, Berkeley)
The adult moth of this species has dark brown forewings which have a subtle pattern of light and shade. Each hindwing is black with a white basal area, white tornus and termen. The wigspan is about 3.5 cms.
The species is found on islands in the South Pacific, for example :
and also in Australia in
Further reading :
Arthur G. Butler,
Descriptions of new species of Lepidoptera, chiefly from Duke-of-York Island and new Britain,
The Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
Series 5, Volume 10 (1882), p. 230, No. 53.
(updated 28 May 2009, 3 January 2014)