(previously known as Lophocraspedon cristatum)
HYPENINAE, EREBIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The adult moth has brown forewings, each with variable patchy markings. The hindwings are plain brown. The hind margins of the forewings each have two bites taken out of them.
In its natural posture: the moth displays tufts of scales from the middle of the hind-margins of the fore wings. The moth is also inclined to curve its abdomen up over the wings. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species was found in
but lately seems only to have been found in Australia, in
Further reading :
George Francis Hampson,
The Macrolepidoptera Heterocera of Ceylon,
Illustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the British Museum,
Volume 9 (1993), pp. 135-136, and also Plate 168, fig. 4.
(written 5 April 2015, updated 14 August 2019, 6 April 2021)