(one synonym: Aganais herpa Snellen 1879)
AGANAINAE, EREBIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)
The adult moths of this species are off-white with dark wing margins and a black spot in the middle of each hind wing, and a black spot at the base of each fore wing. They have a red or yellow abdomen with a black spot on the top of each segment. The moths have a wingspan of about 6 cms.
The species is found as various subspecies over much of south-east Asia, including
as well as the tropical north of Australia including
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 19.16, p. 442.
Uitlandsche kapellen voorkomende in de drie waereld-deelen,
Amsterdam Baalde, Volume 3 (1780), pp. 123-124, 174, and Plate 263, figs. A, B.
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2008, p. 12.
(updated 29 April 2013, 9 March 2015, 29 August 2021)