(previously known as Agrista angasii)
AGARISTINAE, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Katarina Stenman, Gluepot Reserve, South Australia)
The Caterpillars of this species have been found feeding on :
The adult moths of this species are dark brown, with a large white question mark and some white spots on each forewing. The forewings each have a row of red and white spots along the margin. The hindwings each have a plain white margin. There are pink tufts on the head and thorax, and the labial palps are pink. The moths have a wingspan of about 3 cms.
The species is found in
Further reading :
George French Angas,
South Australia Illustrated,
in Braby and Olsen:
A Flutter of Butterflies,
Thomas McLean, London, 1847, Part 7, Plate 37.
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, p. 463, pl. 22.20.
Moths of Victoria - Part 8,
Night Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA(B),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2017, pp. 34-35.
(updated 9 July 2007, 23 April 2018)