(one synonym : Hypsa perimele Weymer, 1885)
AGANAINAE, EREBIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)
The caterpillars of this species are orange with dark sides and a dark dorsal line.
The adult moths of this species have black forewings each with a long white triangle extending from the base. The hindwings are white, each with three black spots and a broad black margin. The body is a contrasting yellow with black spots. The underside is similar to the upper surface. The wingspan is about 6 cms.
This species is found across south-east Asia as various subspecies, in :
and also in Australia as subspecies dama (Fabricius, 1775) in
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 19.25, p. 442.
Volume 1, Edition 10 (1760), Class 5, Part 3, p. 511, No. 82.
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2008, p. 12.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 6.
Exotische Lepidopteren. III. Beitrag zur Lepidoperen-Fauna von Nias,
Stettiner entomologische Zeitung
Volume 46, Parts 4-6 (1885), pp. 275-276, and also Plate 2, fig. 3.
(updated 15 February 2013, 9 March 2015, 27 February 2016, 9 November 2017, 7 February 2020, 10 January 2021)