(one synonym : Larassa condecoralis Walker, 1865)
HYPENINAE, EREBIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Wendy Moore, Melbourne, Victoria)
The adult moth has patchy brown forewings, each with some white patches, and three white zig-zag lines. The hindwings are yellow, with a brown splodge on the costa of each hindwing. The forewings have a cusp at the middle of the margin. The thorax is white. In its natural posture: the moth displays two tufts of scales, one each side of the abdomen. The forelegs are white, with dense black hairs covering the femurs. The wingspan is up to 2 cms.
The species has been found in Australia in
Further reading :
Moths of Victoria - Part 8,
Night Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA(B),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2017, pp. 6-7, 8-9.
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 27 (1863), p. 117, No. 1.
(updated 15 April 2013)