(one synonym is Atteva hesychima Turner, 1923)
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
This adult moth has forewings which are off-white, each with dark brown markings, including stripes along the costa and hindmargin, and a dozen or so spots. The hindwings are dark brown, fading to white at the bases. The head is yellow, the thorax white with a brown spot, and the abdomen ringed in black and white bands, with a yellow tuft on the tip. The wingspan is about 3 cms.
The species occurs in
Further reading :
Descriptions of new Lepidoptera,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 2, Volume 1, Part 4 (1887), p. 1046.
A. Jefferis Turner,
New Australian Microlepidoptera,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 47 (1923), p. 170.
(written 26 December 2018, updated 3 April 2021)