CALPINAE, EREBIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
Peter Marriott & Stella Crossley
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)
The adult moth has fawn forewings covered with intricate patterns of dark lines. The hindwings are yellow, with a dark border. The head carries a crest of dark scales. The abdomen is yellow with a black dorsal line. The moth has a wing span of about 3 cms.
This species may be found over most of Australia, including
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 45.2, p. 450.
Oswald B. Lower,
New Species of Australian Lepidoptera,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 26 (1901), p. 657.
Moths of Victoria - Part 8,
Night Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA(B),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2017, pp. 10-11, 16-17.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 150.
(updated 13 April 2013, 2 November 2018)