(one synonym : Hyblaea joiceyi Prout, 1919)
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)
The Caterpillars of this species have been reported to feed on
The forewing surfaces of the adult moth are brown, with variable dark patches and spots. The hindwings of the male are red. The hindwings of the female are red with a fragmented black spot on the margin, and another near the middle. The forewings each have a slightly sinuous costa, and a cusp near the middle of the margin. The hindwings are a rounded kite shape. The wingspan is about 3.5 cms.
The species occurs in Australia in:
Further reading :
A. Jefferis Turner,
New Genera and Species of Lepidoptera belonging to the Family Noctuidae,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 27, No.1 (1902), pp. 135-136.
(written 18 October 2014, updated 25 September 2018, 24 January 2020, 7 April 2021)