(previously known as Sorocostia argentea)
NOLINAE, NOLIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)
The adult moth of this species has off-white forewings each with a number of spots of raised brown scales of various sizes. The hindwings are off-white, each shading to pale brown at the wingtip. The moth has a wingspan of about 2 cms.
The species has been found in Australia in:
George F. Hampson,
Catalogue of the Arctiadae (Nolinae, Lithosianae) in the Collection of the British Museum,
Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
Volume 2 (1900), pp. 12-13, No. 19. and also Plate 18, fig. 9.
Thomas P. Lucas,
On Queensland and other Australian Macro-Lepidoptera, with Localities and Descriptions of new Species,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 2, Volume 4, Part 4 (1890), p. 1076.
(written 15 November 2012, updated 26 January 2015)