(one synonym : Asura ectophaea Hampson, 1900)
LITHOSIINAE, ARCTIIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)
This species has adult moths with forewings that are yellow, sometimes with dark zigzag transverse lines, or even a complete brown shading. The hindwings are pale brown darkening toward the margins. The undersides of the wings are similar to the upper surfaces, but darker. The head and thorax are hairy and yellow. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species has been found in :
George F. Hampson,
Catalogue of the Arctiadae (Nolinae, Lithosianae) in the Collection of the British Museum,
Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
Volume 2 (1900), p. 258, and also Plate 25, fig. 15.
Revision of Australian Lepidoptera II,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 2, Volume 2, Part 4 (1888), p. 920.
(written 10 February 2013)