CATOCALINAE, EREBIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art
The adult of this species has forewings that each have an orange basal half, and a brown marginal half fading to white at the margins, which includes a red trident mark. The forewings each have a slightly hooked wingtip. Each hindwing is black at the margin fading to brown at the base, with a pale bar across the middle. The legs are white.
The wingspan is about 4 cms. The moth has unusual hairy flaps on its forelegs and its labial palps.
The species has been found in Australia, in:
Further reading :
Thomas P. Lucas,
Descriptions of new Australian Lepidoptera, with additional localities for known species,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 2, Volume 8 (1894), pp. 152-153.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 152.
(updated 16 May 2011, 15 April 2018, 20 August 2019)