(formerly known as Nitocris epiplecta)
AMPHIPYRINAE, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: copyright of Brett and Marie Smith, at Ellura Sanctuary, South Australia)
The adult moth of this species has forewings each with a complex pattern of pale loops, and markings in black, white, and brown. The prothorax has a hairy crest with bands of brown, white, and black. The hindwings are off-white with dark veins, shading to brown at the margins. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.
The species has been found in:
Further reading :
New species etc. of Heterocerous Lepidoptera from Canterbury, New Zealand, collected by Mr R.W. Fereday,
Entomologist's Monthly Magazine,
Volume 5 (1868), p. 6.
(written 13 January 2017)