CALPINAE, EREBIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
female, drawing by George Francis Hampson, listed as Oxygonitis sericeata,,
The Macrolepidoptera Heterocera of Ceylon, Volume IX (1893), Plate CLXIII, figure 1,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.
The adult moth of this species has brown forewings that each have a vague dark patch near the middle, and two pale transverse lines. The hindwings are brown, each crossed by one pale line. The forewing tips are recurved, and the forewing margins have a cusp. The wingspan is about 4 cms.
The species has been found in
and in Australia in
Further reading :
George Francis Hampson,
The Macrolepidoptera Heterocera of Ceylon,
Illustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the British Museum,
Part 9 (1893), p. 103, and also Plate 163, fig. 1.
(written 6 April 2015, 25 March 2016)