(formerly known as Scoliacma pellopis)
LITHOSIINAE, ARCTIIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Dave Britton, of the Australian Museum, and the Australian National Insect Collection)
The adult moths of this species have brown forewings, each with a yellow streak along the costa. The males have a vague dark zigzag line across each forewing, which is thought to emit pheromones. The hindwings are paler than the forewings, and have concave margins. The wingspan is about 3.5 cms.
The species has been found in
as well as in Australia in
Further reading :
George Thomas Bethune-Baker,
New Lepidoptera from British New Guinea,
Volume 15 (1908), p. 193, No. 64.
(written 12 June 2019)