(previously known as Eugoa aureoplagiata)
LITHOSIINAE, ARCTIIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The adult moths of this species are, in general, shiny yellow. The forewings have brown markings with a purple sheen, sometimes extending over most of each forewing, but sometimes reduced to arcs and crescents.
A constant feature is a yellow semi-circle on the middle of each forewing hind margin. When the moth is at rest with the forewings closed together, these semi-circles appear to join to make a full yellow circle. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.
The species has been found in :
as well as in Australia in
Lionel Walter Rothschild,
New Lithosianae (cont.),
Volume 20 (1913), p. 222, No. 324.
(written 13 March 2019)