(previously known as Calligenia pyraula)
LITHOSIINAE, ARCTIIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
Graeme Cocks & Stella Crossley
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)
The adult moths of this species are a brilliant orange, with a network of dark lines across each forewing. The hindwings are pale brown shading darker towards the margins. The wingspan is about 3 cms.
The species is found in
as well as in Australia in
This species shows some variations in the colour and pattern which overlap those of other species in Lyclene. The three similar species seem to occur in the following regions:
Further reading :
Revision of Australian Lepidoptera I,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 2, Volume 1, Part 3 (1886), p. 704-705, No. 23.
(updated 14 April 2011, 19 January 2017)