(formerly known as Agarista feisthamelii)
AGARISTINAE, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Matthew Frawley, Namadgi National Park, Australian Capital Territory
The adult moths of this species are black, with white speckles and markings, including what looks like the remains of a large white 'W' on each forewing, overlapped by a large obtuse black triangle along the hind margin. The hindwings are black, each with a huge white half-moon.
The species is found in Australia in
Further reading :
Gottlieb August Wilhelm Herrich-Schäffer,
Sammlung neuer oder wenig bekannter aussereuropäischer Schmetterlinge,
Verzeichniss der in diesem Werke gelieferten Arten nach Reihenfolge ihrer Veroffentlichung,
Series I, Volume 1, Part 3 (1855), p. 78, No. 25, and Plate 29, Figure 25.
Moths of Victoria - Part 8,
Night Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA(B),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2017, pp. 34-35.
(written 12 December 2017)