(also known as Manulea dorsalis)
LITHOSIINAE , ARCTIIDAE , NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)
This species has adult moths with variable forewings. The forewings can be brown with a yellow costa and margin, or pale yellow or even white, with a broad dark brown or even black submarginal patch.
The hindwings are yellow. The thorax is yellow, sometimes with brown or black patches. The wingspan is about 3 cms.
The species has been found in :
as well as in Australia in
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 20.
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 35, Supplement 5 (1866), p. 1883.
(updated 9 January 2010, 28 May 2017)