(previously known as Eremnophanes apicinota)
CALPINAE, EREBIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: copyright of Uwe Path, Alice Springs, Northern Territory)
The adult moths of this species have dark grey forewings, each with a pattern of white-edged lines, and a pale streak near the wingtip. The pattern includes some zigzag by the middle of the hind margin, which when the wings are folded together in its natural tent-like pose, look rather like teeth of some large animal. The hindwings are white shading to grey at the margins. There is a crest of hairs at the back of the thorax. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
They occur in Australia in
Further reading :
A. Jefferis Turner,
Studies in Australian Lepidoptera,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 68 (1944), pp. 12-13.
(written 15 October 2013)