(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.
Peter B. McQuillan, Jan A. Forrest, David Keane, & Roger Grund,
Caterpillars, moths, and their plants of Southern Australia,
Butterfly Conservation South Australia Inc., Adelaide (2019), p. 175.
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, 27 October 2020)