(formerly known as Heterallactis lophoptera)
LITHOSIINAE, ARCTIIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Dave Britton, of the Australian Museum, and the Australian National Insect Collection)
The adult female moths of this species have yellow forewings, each with a very broad patchy pale brown band along the margin. The hindwings are plain pale brown with a broad silvery streak along part of the costa. The head is yellow, and the rest of the body pale brown. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.
The male moths have a brown streak along the costa of each forewing, and a yellow tuft hairs on the tip of the abdomen.
The species is found in Australia in
Further reading :
A. Jefferis Turner,
A revision of the Australian Arctiidae (Lepidoptera),
Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
Volume 51 (1940), p. 117, No. 67.
(written 11 June 2017)