(one synonym : Herminia delicata T.P. Lucas, 1892)
HERMINIIDAE , NOCTUOIDEA
(Specimen: courtesy of the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney)
The adult moth of this species is brown, with a shaded white concave curved line across the margin of each forewing, and a shaded white straight line along the margin of each hindwing. The adult moth has a wing span of about 3 cms.
The moth normally rests with the wings flat, the forewings covering the hindwings, so that the curved lines along the margin of each forewing are aligned to give a continuous circular arc. Also it holds it mouthparts together and sticks them up in font of its face.
Specimens have been taken in
Further reading :
Thomas P. Lucas,
On 34 new species of Australian Lepidoptera, with additional localities,
Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
Volume 8 (1892), p. 90.
Moths of Victoria - Part 2,
Tiger Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (A),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2009, pp. 30-31.
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 34, Supplement 4 (1866), p. 1173.
(updated 9 April 2013)