(formerly known as Eutelia scelerata)
EUTELIINAE, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, listed as Paectes kebaea, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art
The forewings of this species are dark greenish-brown, with a broad streaky pale band running along the costa of each forewing which connects to a similar band around the front of the thorax, and is tangent at the wingtip to a similar curved band from the inner margin to the wingtip. The hindwings are a uniform pale brown. The wingspan is about 3.5 cms.
The species has been found
as well as in Australia in:
Further reading :
William Jacob Holland,
The Lepidoptera of Buru: Part II: Heterocera,
Volume 7, Part 3 (1900), p. 564, No. 220.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 160.
(written 19 May 2016)