(previously known as Psecadia postica)
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)
The Caterpillars of this species are thought to feed on plants in the family BORAGINACEAE.
The adult moths have white forewings, each with black dots, and black areas at the margin. The hindwings are white, each with a broad black area at the wingtip. The moths have a wingspan of about 3 cms.
The species has been found in
This species is similar to Ethmia hemadelpha, but larger, with slightly different forewing markings, and a differently coloured abdomen.
Jerry A. Powell,
Biology and Immature Stages of Australian Ethmiid Moths (Gelechioidea),
Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera,
Volume 20 (1981), Number 4, pp. 214-234.
Philipp C. Zeller,
Horae Societatis Entomologicae Rossicae,
Volume 13 (1877), pp. 236-237, No. 2, and also Plate 3, fig 72.
(written 15 January 2013, updated 18 January 2013)