(originally known as Setina alterna)
LITHOSIINAE , ARCTIIDAE , NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria, Part 2)
The Caterpillars of this species are grey and hairy, with dull yellow spots.
The adult moths have forewings that vary from pale yellow to orange, with black margins and bases, and each forewing has two zigzag black transverse lines.
The hindwings are white with broad black margins. The wingspan is about 3 cms.
The species has been found in :
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 18.22, p. 438.
Images of Arctiidae moths in the subfamily Lithosiinae,
Issue 55 (December 2009), p. 31,
Butterflies and Other Invertebrates Club.
Moths of Victoria - Part 2,
Tiger Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (A),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2009, pp. 26-27.
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 2 (1854), p. 520, No. 17.
(updated 13 July 2013, 12 June 2014)