(previously known as Teara barnardi)
THAUMETOPOEINAE , NOTODONTIDAE , NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of David Rentz, Kuranda, Queensland)
The wings of the adult female moths of this species are dark grey, each with a submarginal arc of pale spots. The forewings also have a lot of pale brown speckles concentrating near the bases. The abdomen is black, tipped with a bunch of golden hairs.
The males are similar to the females except for the forewings, which are white each with a curvy dark submarginal line. Both sexes have a wingspan of about 4 cms.
The species is found in
Further reading :
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), pp. 1088-1089.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, pp. 177-178.
(written 11 January 2012)