(one synonym : Hypaetra trigonifera Walker, 1858)
CATOCALINAE, EREBIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)
The adult moth of this species is quite variable in colours and pattern, but usually is brown with two adjacent broad wavy bands across the middle of each forewing. one darker brown, and one paler brown.
The hindwings and the undersides of both sexes are plain brown, darkening toward the margins. The female is less boldly marked than the male. The wingspan of both sexes is about 5 cms.
The species is found in across south-east Asia and the western Pacific, including
and in Australia in:
Further reading :
Johan Christian Fabricius,
Entomologia Systematica Emendata et Aucta,
Tom. 3, Part 2 (1793), p. 50, No. 136.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 128.
(updated 7 February 2011, 17 August 2013)