ARCTIINI, ARCTIINAE, EREBIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The adult moth of this species is basically white or pale yellow. The forewings have strongly marked dark brown veins. The hindwings each have a broad dark brown margin with a dark brown spot on the middle. The moth has a yellow or red abdomen, with some black marks. The wingspan is about 5 cms.
The species is found in
Further reading :
Sphinges and Bombyces,
Catalogue of eastern and Australian Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the Oxford University Museum,
Clarendon Press, Part 1 (1892), p. 171, No. 790, and also Plate 4, Fig. 2.
(written 28 March 2015, updated 31 August 2019, 22 February 2020, 26 August 2021)