CALPINAE, EREBIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The adult moth of this species has rusty-brown forewings with a purplish sheen, each with a black-outline dark area near the middle of the wing, and several dark zigzag transverse lines. The hindwings are plain grey-brown. The thorax is a rusty-brown. The wingspan is about 4 cms.
The species has been found in south-east Asia, including
and including Australia in
Further reading :
Arthur G. Butler,
Illustrations of Typical Specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 7 (1889), pp. 71-72, and also Plate 131, fig. 2.
(written 13 March 2017, updated 17 August 2019)