CALPINAE, EREBIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Elaine McDonald, Nicholls Rivulet, Tasmania)
The adult moth of this species has brown forewings, with a pattern including a dark-edged white dot, and a black-edged orange kidney-shaped spot, and a dark serrated, sometimes spotted, submarginal arc. The hindwings are pale brown and crossed by two faint dark serrated arcs. The wingspan is about 3 cms.
The moths have long hairy labial palps, which they often project straight in front of the head.
The species has been found in :
Further reading :
Moths of Victoria - Part 8,
Night Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA(B),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2017, pp. 12-13.
A. Jefferis Turner,
New Australian Lepidoptera,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 56 (1932), p. 180.
(written 9 May 2019, updated 22 September 2019)