CHLOEPHORINAE , NOLIDAE , NOCTUOIDEA ,
(Photo: copyright of Uwe Path, Alice SPrings, Northern Territory)
This moth has dark grey fore wings with the outer edge marked by a succession of coloured bands: grey, then white, brown, and black. There is a small but bright blue eyespot near the centre of each fore wing, and a row of five smaller eyespots in each brown band. The hind wings are yellow with a black border. The moth has a wingspan of about 4 cms.
The species is found over much of Australia, including :
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 48.2, p. 457.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 167.
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 33, Supplement 3 (1865), p. 808.
(updated 1 April 2011, 9 February 2014)