(previously known as Acontia undulosa)
LITHOSIINAE, ARCTIIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 2)
The moth of this species is off-white with dark brown markings, including several jagged lines across each forewing. The hindwings are pale yellow with brown wingtips. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.
The males are similar to the females but have feathery antennae, whereas the females have thread-like antennae.
The species has been caught in :
Further reading :
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. 510, No. 1096, and also Plate 33, fig. 25.
Moths of Victoria - Part 2,
Tiger Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (A),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2009, pp. 24-25.
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 12 (1858), p. 797, No. 40.
(written 7 July 2013, updated 14 May 2018)