(previously known as Syntomis phaeochyta)
SYNTOMIINI , CTENUCHINAE , ARCTIIDAE , NOCTUOIDEA
male, drawing by George F. Hampson,
Catalogue of the Amatidæ and Arctiadæ (Nolinæ, Lithosianæ) in the Collection of the British Museum,
Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
Supplement Volume I (1900), Plate I, fig. 28,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.
The adult moth of this species has black antennae and thorax, and a black head with some orange markings. The wings are black with several small transparent windows. The abdomen has black and yellow bands. The male has a yellow tuft on the tip of the abdomen. The moths have a wingspan of about 3 cms. The hindwings are only about half the span of the forewings.
The species has been found in
Further reading :
George F. Hampson,
Catalogue of the Amatidae and Arctiadae (Nolinae, Lithosianae) in the Collection of the British Museum,
Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
Supplement 1 (1914), p. 18, No. 92a, and also Plate 1, fig. 28.
A. Jefferis Turner,
Revision of Australian Lepidoptera III,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 31 (1907), p. 678.
(written 8 July 2017)