(one synonym : Idalima cyanobasis Hampson, 1910)
AGARISTINAE, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The forewings of the adult moths are black, each with pale greenish blue patches, arcs of blue spots, and a broken white diagonal band. The hindwings are black, each with a large pale greenish blue basal area. The abdomen is blue, with an yellow tuft of hair on the tail. The wingspan is about 4 cms.
The species occurs in Australia in
Further reading :
George Francis Hampson,
Catalogue of Noctuidae in the British Museum,
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
Volume 9 (1910), p. 460, No. 4941.
A. Jefferis Turner,
New Australian Lepidoptera of the families Noctuidae and Pyralidae,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 32 (1908), p. 55.
(written 7 June 2019)