CALPINAE, EREBIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art
This adult moth is brown, often with pale splotches with a golden sheen on each forewing. The forewing tips are recurved. The margins and hind-margins of the forewings have a cusp near the middle There is a crest of scales halfway along the hind margin of each forewing that disguises its shape when the moth is at rest with the wings folded. The wingspan is about 3 cms.
The species may be found in
Further reading :
Arthur G. Butler,
Descriptions of 21 new genera and 103 new species of Lepidoptera Heterocera from the Australian region,
Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
1886, p. 407, No. 43.
Moths of Victoria - Part 8,
Night Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA(B),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2017, pp. 12-13.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 149.
(updated 12 October 2011, 26 March 2019)