CHLOEPHORINAE, NOLIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA,
(Photo: couresy of Harold McQueen, Goodna, Queensland)
This moth emerged from a cylindrical pale brown papery cocoon on a leaf.
The adult moths of this species have orange-yellow forewings each with purplish-brown markings, including a central spot. and several broken lines. The forewings have narrow rusty margins with short white hairy fringes.
The hindwings are white with a partial narrow rusty margin. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The underside is pale yellow with a brown spot near the middle of each wing, and a brown spot under the costa of each forewing.
This species is found across south-east Asia, including:
and in Australia in
Further reading :
George Francis Hampson,
The Lepidoptera Heterocera of the Nilgiri District,
Illustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the British Museum,
Part 8 (1891), p. 46, and also Plate 139, fig. 16.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 168.
(updated 1 April 2011, 21 December 2017, 28 May 2020)