(one synonym: Holoreta rubicunda Warren, 1902)
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)
The adult moth of this species has yellow to brown wings, with some bubbly looking speckles near the base, and sometimes with a wavy line from wingtip to the middle of the inner margin of each forewing.
The forewings have the characteristic hooked wingtips of this moth family DREPANIDAE. The wingspan is about 4 cms.
The species occurs in
and in Australia in
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 11.3, p. 380.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 54.
New species of Drepanulidae, Thyrididae, Uraniidae, Epilemidae, and Geometridae in the Tring Museum,
Volume 3 (1896), pp. 335-336.
(updated 18 January 2013)