(previously known as Pitane oblita)
LITHOSIINAE , ARCTIIDAE , NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 2)
The adult moths of this species have pale yellow forewings, each with black zigzag lines and markings, and a yellow mark near the middle. The hindwings are yellow, each with a black band around the wingtip. The head is white, and the thorax black with a white mark. The abdomen is yellow. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species has been found in :
Further reading :
Rudolf Felder & Alois F. Rogenhofer,
Zoologischer Theil: Lepidoptera,
Reise der Osterreichischen Fregatte Novara,
Band 2, Abtheilung 2 (5) (1875), p. 16, and also Plate 140, fig. 23.
Moths of Victoria - Part 2,
Tiger Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (A),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2009, pp.24-25.
(written 11 July 2013, 8 June 2014)