(one synonym : Calamidia salpinctis Meyrick, 1886)
LITHOSIINAE, ARCTIIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)
The female adult moths of this species are off-white. Their wingspan is about 5 cms.
The males are brown with a yellow basal patch on each forewing, and have hindwings that fade to yellow at the bases. The male moths also have long labial palps which project in front of the head. The wingspan of the male is about 4 cms.
In their normal posture, the moths wrap the wings around the body.
The species is found over eastern Australia, including:
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 18.23, p. 438.
The Australian Arctiid Moths (Lepidoptera: Noctuoidea: Erebidae) with emphasis on Creatonotos Gangis,
Issue 65 (June 2012), pp. 9-11,
Butterflies and Other Invertebrates Club.
Moths of Victoria - Part 2,
Tiger Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (A),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2009, pp. 26-27.
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 2 (1854), p. 510, No. 42.
(updated 1 May 2013)