(previously known as : Susica placerodes)
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)
The adult moths of this species have brown forewings, each with a diagonal dark-edged pale line across the middle. The hindwings and body are brown. The wingspan of the males is about 5 cms. The wingspan of the females is about 6 cms.
The moths adopt a curious natural posture with the abdomen pointing straight upwards.
The species occurs in
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 8.7, p. 303.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 106.
A. Jefferis Turner,
Revision of Australian Lepidoptera: Drepanidae, Limacodidae, Zygaenidae,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 51 (1926), pp. 437-438, No. 52.
(updated 24 December 2010, 14 August 2019, 27 April 2022)