(formerly known as Hypaetra aliena)
CATOCALINAE, EREBIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The adult moth of this species has grey-brown wings with a purple sheen. The wings have vague markings, including. a dark triangle near the tip of each forewing. The females are darker than the males. The wingspan is about 3 cms.
The species occurs across south-east Asia, including
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. 112, and also Plate 165, fig. 3.
Descriptions of new Indian Lepidopterous Insects from the collection of the late Mr. W.S. Atkinson,
Asiatic Society of Bengal,
Part 1 (1882), p. 170, and also Part 2 (1882), plate 5, fig. 20.
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 33, Supplement part 3 (1865), p. 964.
(written 7 April 2015, updated 19 August 2019)