(one synonym : Westermannia ocellata Lucas, 1894)
CHLOEPHORINAE, NOLIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA,
(Photo: copyright of Uwe Path, Alice Springs, Northern Territory)
The adult moths of this species are dimorphic. The females are fawn, and the forewings have a prominent dark brown patch on the hind margin.
The males are paler with dark brown patches extending to the forewing margins.
The hindwings of both sexes are pale brown, fading through yellow towards the bases. The moths have a wingspan of about 3 cms.
The species has been found in :
Further reading :
Arthur G. Butler,
Descriptions of 21 new genera and 103 new species of Lepidoptera Heterocera from the Australian region,
Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
1886, p. 402, No. 34.
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 48.3, p. 457.
Moths of Victoria - Part 2,
Tiger Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (A),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2009, pp. 30-33.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 167.
(updated 14 April 2013, 18 January 2014)