(previously known as Rhesala laevis)
CALPINAE, EREBIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art
The adult moth of this species is very pretty. It is yellow, with a variable pink edge along the costa and margin of each forewing.
Sometimes the forewings have a scattering of black marks. The hindwings are plain pale brown, shading darker at the margins, with a pink suffusion on the very edges. The head is pink with black eyes. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The moths have been found in:
Further reading :
Moths of Victoria - Part 8,
Night Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA(B),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2017, pp. 26-27.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 149.
New genera and species of Eastern and Australian moths,
The Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
Series 7, Volume 7 (1901), p. 501.
(updated 25 June 2011, 14 October 2014, 18 August 2019, 10 August 2021)