(one synonym : Halone nephobola Turner, 1944)
LITHOSIINAE, ARCTIIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
male, drawing by George F. Hampson,
Catalogue of the Arctiadæ (Nolinæ, Lithosianæ) in the Collection of the British Museum,
Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
Volume II (1900), Plate XXVI, Figure 23,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.
The adult moths of this species have rusty brown wings, with a submarginal pale line across each forewing. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species has been found in :
Lepidoptera of the Victorian Alps; Two New Butterflies for Victoria,
The Victorian Naturalist,
Volume 25 (1884), p. 34.
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), pp. 278-279, No. 584, and also Plate 26, Figure 23.
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 2 (1854), p. 540.
(written 1 February 2015, updated 14 November 2017)