(previously known as Agarista leonora)
AGARISTINAE, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Specimen: courtesy of the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney)
The forewings of the adult moths are black with white spots and blue lines. The hindwings are black, each with a white band across the trailing edge. The abdomen is black, with an orange tuft of hair on the tail.
Underneath, the blue is less extensively developed.
The species occurs mainly in the north of Australia, including
Further reading :
Descriptions of Some New or Imperfectly Characterised Lepidoptera from Australia,
in John Lort Stokes: Discoveries in Australia,
1846, Volume 1, pp. 513-520.
(updated 7 September 2002)