(one synonym: Hypsa significans Walker, 1864)
AGANAINAE, EREBIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)
The Caterpillars of this species are thought to feed on the foliage of various species of:
The adult moths are yellow with variable brown shading along the veins. There are two pale spots on each forewing, and a number of black dots on the thorax and the bases of the forewings. The hindwings sometimes have a dark brown border. The moths have a wingspan of about 5 cms.
This species is found across south-east Asia, including
and Australia in
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 19.23, p. 442.
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2008, p. 12.
Samuel Constantinus Snellen van Vollenhoven,
Description de quelques nouvelles espéces de Lépidoptéres des Indes Orientales,
Tijdschrift voor Entomologie,
Volume 6 (1863), pp. 137-139, No. 8, and also plate 9, fig. 4.
Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
A Guide to Australian Moths,
CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 184.
(updated 29 April 2013, 9 March 2015, 29 August 2021)