(formerly known as Ophiusa serratilinea)
CATOCALINAE, EREBIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)
The adult moth of this species is dark brown with a mauve tinge, and a prominent pale comma mark near the middle of each forewing. There is also a reddish dark patch outlined in white at the tip of each forewing. The forewing tips are curved back to give a slight hooked shape. The wingspan is about 8 cms.
The species has been found in
and in Australia in
Further reading :
George Thomas Bethune-Baker,
New Noctuidae from British New Guinea,
Volume 13 (1906), p. 257, No. 204.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 148.
(updated 10 March 2010, 21 January 2017)