(also known as Laspeyria hapalopis)
CATOCALINAE, EREBIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The adult moth of this species has brown wings with each forewing having a kidney-shaped dark spot near the middle, and shaded zones with sinuous boundaries. The hindwings are paler, with only two zones. The forewings have a hooked wing-tip and sinuous margins. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species has been found in
The classification of this species in CATOCALINAE or ACONTIINAE is controversial.
Further reading :
Moths of Victoria - Part 8,
Night Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA(B),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2017, pp. 28-29.
A. Jefferis Turner,
New Australian Lepidoptera,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 49 (1925), p. 40.
(written 29 May 2019)