(also known as Nygmia habrostola)
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)
The Caterpillars of this species have been reported feeding on:
The adult moths have uniformly pale brown forewings and yellow hindwings, The undersides are similar. The female is larger than the male, and has a wingspan of about 5 cms. The females often have a broad dark streak along the hind margin of the hindwing. The abdomen of both sexes is dark brown on top and yellow underneath.
The male has a wingspan of about 4 cms. The male has a pale tuft of hairs on the tip of the abdomen.
The species is found in
Further reading :
A. Jefferis Turner,
New Australian Lepidoptera,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 26 (1902), p. 179.
(updated 29 September 2009, 22 December 2012)