(previously known as Potamophora albata)
CALPINAE, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art
The adult moth has dark brown forewings, sometimes with a blue patch. The females have two gold spots between dark streaks on each forewing, but in the males the gold spots are just pale brown. The hindwings are white with a dark brown margin.
The species is a minor pest, as the moths pierce fruit to suck the juice.
The species has been found in
and in Australia in:
Further reading :
Rudolf Felder & Alois F. Rogenhofer,
Reise der Osterreichischen Fregatte Novara,
Band 2, Abtheilung 2 (5) (1875), p. 16, and also Plate 113, fig. 4.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 143.
(updated 10 October 2011, 9 June 2014)