(formerly known as Bocana metisalis)
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)
The adult moth has brown forewings each with submarginal zig-zag patterns including a dark comma shaped spot near the middle. The hind wings are pale brown, with dark brown line around the margin. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.
This species occurs in Australia in
The species in this genus are very similar, and are still the subject of review.
Further reading :
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 162.
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 16 (1859), pp. 183-184, No. 20.
(written 20 October 2014, 15 November 2016)