(formerly known as Ophiusa constricta)
EREBINAE, EREBIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)
The Caterpillars of this species feed on:
The forewings of the adult moths are brown, each with a broad white transverse band and wide pale area along the margin. The forewing tips each have a circular brown area inside a white ring. The hindwings are brown each with a diffuse pale transverse band. The wingspan is about 5 cms.
The species is found in
as well as in Australia in
Further reading :
Arthur G. Butler,
Descriptions of some new Heterocerous Lepidoptera from Australia,
Volume 1 (1874), p. 293.
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, p. 453.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 128.
Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
A Guide to Australian Moths,
CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 195.
(updated 26 February 2011, 5 September 2023)