(one synonym : Comarchis pallida Lucas, 1892)
LITHOSIINI, ARCTIINAE, EREBIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of the Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The adult moths of this species have off-white forewings, each with a broken dark area along the costa, many dark zigzag stripes which often blend together, and two black spots: one in each of two white areas. The hindwings are yellow darkening towards the wingtips, each with a dark splodge on the costa near the wingtip. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.
The species has been found in :
George F. Hampson,
Catalogue of the Arctiadae (Nolinae, Lithosianae) in the Collection of the British Museum,
Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
Volume 2 (1900), pp. 502-503, No. 1077, and also Plate 33, Figure 6.
Thomas P. Lucas,
On 34 new species of Australian Lepidoptera with additional localities,
Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
Volume 8, Part 3 (1892), pp. 74-75.
Revision of Australian Lepidoptera. I,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 2, Volume 1, Part 3 (1886), pp. 739-740, No. 74.
(written 2 February 2015, updated 31 August 2019)