SYNTOMIINI, CTENUCHINAE, ARCTIIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)
The adult moth of this species rather resembles a wasp. Its wings are basically black, with pale yellow translucent spots on each wing. The basal spot on each forewing is elongated. It has a large yellow spot on the thorax, and transverse black and yellow bands on its body. The hindwings are only about half the span of the forewings.
The species occurs in
A. Jefferis Turner,
Studies in Australian Lepidoptera,
Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria,
Volume 35 (1922), p. 28.
(written 6 August 2013, 28 January 2016)