(one synonym : Metapsila ptilomela Lower, 1900)
NOLINAE, NOLIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 2)
The adult moth of this species has grey forewings with a faint tracery pattern. The hindwings are white, shading to grey at the wingtips. The moth has a wingspan of about 4 cms. The sexes are similar.
This species is found over most of the southern half of Australia, including
Further reading :
Moths of Victoria - Part 2,
Tiger Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (A),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2009, pp. 32-33.
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 32, Supplement 2 (1865), pp. 608-609.
(updated 6 July 2013)