(previously known as Ephyrodes cristifera)
CALPINAE , NOCTUIDAE , NOCTUOIDEA
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art
The adult moth of this species has wings that are pale brown, with variable vague bands, sometimes with a number of dark dots near the tornus of each forewing. The forewings each have a hooked wingtip, and a cusp on the margin.
The species occurs in
and in Australia in
Further reading :
George Francis Hampson,
The Macrolepidoptera Heterocera of Ceylon,
Illustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the British Museum,
Part 8 (1893), pp. 113-114, and also Part 9 (1893), Plate 165, fig. 12.
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 33 (1855), p. 1071.
(updated 27 February 2011)