(Photo: courtesy of Graham McDonald, taken in north Queensland)
The adult moths of this species are dimorphic. The female is dark brown with various markings including a pale spot near the base of each forewing, and prominent pale veins ending in a zig-zag submarginal line on each of the four wings.
The males also have brown forewings, each with various variable markings, including a pale spot near the base, dark lines between fasciafascia, a pair of faint dark scalloped submarginal arcs with dark points, and a dark area on the margin just below the wing-tip. The hindwings of the males are orange, each with some variable faint dark markings, including one or two dark transverse lines.
The wingspans of both sexes are about 6 cms.
The species occurs in the tropical north of Australia in
Further reading :
Graham J. McDonald,
Moths of Tropical North Queensland,
Issue 75 (December 2014), pp. 7-12, Figures 1a and 1b.
Butterflies and Other Invertebrates Club.
A. Jefferis Turner,
Revision of of Australian Lepidoptera, Saturnidae, Bombycidae, Eupterotidae, Notodontidae,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 47 (1922), pp. 361-362, No. 2.
Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
A Guide to Australian Moths,
CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 157.
(updated 30 March 2009, 1 March 2020)