LITHOSIINAE, ARCTIIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Blackheath, New South Wales)
The adult moths of this species have white or yellow forewings with a complex pattern of black splodges. The hindwings are yellow, each with a dark mark at the wingtip. The head is white, the thorax is black, and the abdomen is yellow. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species has been found in mountainous regions of:
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 18.15, p. 437.
Moths of Victoria - Part 2,
Tiger Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (A),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2009, pp. 24-25.
A. Jefferis Turner,
A revision of the Australian Arctiidae (Lepidoptera),
Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
Volume 51 (1940), p. 89, No. 103.
(updated 19 May 2012)