(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The Caterpillar of this species is pale pink. It feeds on tussocks of the sedge :
The adult moth has dark brown forewings with white markings. The forewings have a blue iridescence along the costa.
The hindwings are dark brown with orange spots. The wingspan is about 4 cms.
The species has been found in
Further reading :
Butterflies and Moths,
Collins Eyewitness Handbooks, Sydney 1992, p. 285.
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 6.14, p. 285.
Rudolf Felder & Alois F. Rogenhofer,
Reise der Osterreichischen Fregatte Novara,
Band 2, Abtheilung 2 (1875), p. 9, and also Plate 79, figs. 7-8.
Sphinx, Sésies, Castnies,
in Boisduval & Guenée:
Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères,
Volume 9 Atlas (1852), Plate 11, fig. 5.
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. 72.
(updated 3 March 2009, 26 March 2018, 9 September 2019)