(previously known as Sorocostia tornotis)
NOLINAE, NOLIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)
The adult moth of this species has off-white forewings with a variable number of white-edged black broken zig-zag lines of various sizes. The hindwings are pale brown, fading to white at the base. The moth has a wingspan of about 1.5 cms.
The species has been found in
and also 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. 40-41, No. 81, and also Plate 19, fig. 9.
Revision of Australian Lepidoptera. I,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 2, Volume 2, Part 4 (1888), pp. 923-924.
(written 2 November 2014, updated 28 January 2015)