(one synonym : Aloa corsina, Swinhoe, 1892)
ARCTIINAE, ARCTIIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)
The adult moth of this species has white or pale yellow forewings with black markings, including black marginal and submarginal arcs. The forewings also each have a red costa. The hindwings are white, each with a broad black margin and a large black spot on the middle. The moth has a red abdomen with black dorsal dashes. The wingspan is about 4 cms.
The species is found in
Further reading :
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 13.
Sphinges and Bombyces,
Catalogue of eastern and Australian Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the Oxford University Museum,
Clarendon Press, Part 1 (1892), pp. 171-172, No. 791, and also Plate 4, Fig. 1.
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 31 (1865), p. 301.
(written 28 March 2015, updated 23 April 2019)