(previously known as Hydrusa paraula)
SYNTOMIINI, CTENUCHINI, ARCTIINAE, EREBIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)
The adult moth of this species is black with transparent windows in the wings. In this species: there are often four or five adjacent windows along the forewing margin, although counting from the wingtip: the first and third are smaller than the others. The hindwings have a large multifaceted window at the base. The head has a yellow collar. The moth has a black and yellow banded abdomen. It has a wingspan of about 3 cms. The hindwings are only about half the span of the forewings. As in the genus Amata generally: female moths have a fatter abdomen, but a smaller wingspan than the males.
The species has been caught in
Further reading :
Revision of Australian Lepidoptera: V,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 2, Volume 1, Part 3 (1886), p. 779, No. 125.
(updated 27 April 2008, 4 December 2020)