(also known as Argyrolepidia subaspersa)
AGARISTINAE, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)
The adult moth of this species has brown forewings, each with a broad pale margin, and a pale splodge vaguely surrounded by a distorted broken black ring near the middle. The hindwings are yellow with broad black margins. The hairs on the thorax have a greenish tinge. The wingspan is about 4 cms.
The eggs are white and spherical. They are laid in irregular piles.
The underside of each forewing is mainly black with a white submarginal band and a white spot near the middle. The underside of each hindwing is similar to its upper surface.
The species occurs in
and also in Australia in
Further reading :
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 33, Supplement part 3 (1865), p. 1412.
(written 27 December 2014, updated 14 August 2020)