(formerly known as Damias varia)
AGARISTINAE , NOCTUIDAE , NOCTUOIDEA
(Specimen: courtesy of the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney)
The adult moths of this species have dark brown with three white spots on each forewing. The hindwings are each yellow with a broad brown margin. The moths have a wingspan of about 3 cms.
The species is found in
and in Australia in
A similar species of the same name occurs in Guyana, but has yellow spots instead of white on the forewings, and red instead of yellow on the hindwings.
Further reading :
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 122.
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 1 (1854), p. 15, No. 4.
Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
A Guide to Australian Moths, CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 37.
(updated 19 October 2010)