(previously known as Hydrusa angustipenna)
SYNTOMIINI, CTENUCHINAE, ARCTIIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Christine Ashe, Wyee, New South Wales)
The adult moth of this species rather resembles a wasp. Its wings are basically black, with yellow translucent spots on each wing. It has transverse black and yellow bands on its body. It has a wingspan of about 2 cms. The hind wings are only about half the span of the forewings.
The undersides are the same as the upper surfaces.
The species has been found in
as well as in Australia in
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, Fig. 44.4, p. 439.
Thomas P. Lucas,
On Queensland and other Australian macro-lepidoptera, with localities, and descriptions of new species,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 2, Volume 4, Part 4 (1890), p. 1087.
(updated 7 November 2008)