(one synonym : Castula binotata Walker, 1869)
LITHOSIINAE, ARCTIIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Drawing by E. Anderson, ca. 1900, Archives of Museum Victoria, Moths of Victoria: Part 2)
The caterpillars of this species are dark grey with yellow verrucae. and a flat black head.
The male and female adult moths of this species are very similar, and have black forewings each with a variable yellow spot on the hind margin and a yellow mark along the costa.
The hindwings are yellow with variable black margins, and each has a variable dark spot near the middle. The head and thorax are black except for an orange prothorax. The wingspan is up to 3 cms.
The species is found in:
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 18.10, p. 436.
Moths of Victoria - Part 2,
Tiger Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (A),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2009, pp. 22-23.
Characters of a few apparently undescribed Insects collected by James Gibbon, Esq., at Moreton Bay,
Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
New Series, Volume IV, Part 8 (1857), pp. 55-56, No. 1.
(updated 22 March 2011, 20 April 2018)