(one synonym : Praxis selecta Swinhoe, 1901)
CALPINAE, EREBIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art
The adult moths of this species have a complex pattern of orange, black, and brown on the forewings. Each hindwing is grey crossed by a pale dark-edged band, shading into something like the forewing pattern around the tornus. The wingspan is about 3 cms.
The moths have been found in:
Further reading :
Peter B. McQuillan, Jan A. Forrest, David Keane, & Roger Grund,
Caterpillars, moths, and their plants of Southern Australia,
Butterfly Conservation South Australia Inc., Adelaide (2019), p. 158.
Moths of Victoria - Part 8,
Night Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA(B),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2017, pp. 14-15.
Descriptions of new Lepidoptera from Australia and New Zealand,
Transactions of The Entomological Society of London,
1897, p. 372.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 150.
(updated 26 July 2012, 16 October 2017)