(formerly known as Syntomis chromatica)
SYNTOMIINI , CTENUCHINAE , ARCTIIDAE , NOCTUOIDEA
male, drawing by George F. Hampson,
Catalogue of the Amatidæ and Arctiadæ (Nolinæ, Lithosianæ) in the Collection of the British Museum,
Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
Supplement Volume I (1900), Plate II, fig. 7,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.
The adult moth of this species has an black head and thorax, and black antennae with white tips. The forewings each have six small orange spots. The hindwings each have two small orange spots. The abdomen has black and yellow bands. The male has an orange tuft at the tip of the abdomen. The moths have a wingspan of about 4 cms. The hindwings are only about half the span of the forewings.
The species has been found in
Further reading :
George F. Hampson,
Catalogue of the Amatidae and Arctiadae (Nolinae, Lithosianae) in the Collection of the British Museum,
Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
Supplement 1 (1914), pp. 22-23, No. 97c, and also Plate 2, fig. 7.
A. Jefferis Turner,
Revision of Australian Lepidoptera II,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 29, Part 4 (1905), pp. 845-846, No. 16.
(written 9 July 2017)