THAUMETOPOEINAE, NOTODONTIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art
The thorax of the adult moths is brown and very hairy. Tha abdomen is black, tipped with a bunch of golden hairs. The forewings of this species are white, each with a lot of brown speckles, a subterminal brown line, and a brown band along the margin containing a row of white spots, and chequered edges. The hindwings are brown, and also have a marginal row of white spots and chequered edges. The wingspan is about 3 cms.
The species is found in
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 178.
Indo-Australian Bombyces and Sphinges,
in Adalbert Seitz (ed.): The Macrolepidoptera of the World,
Stuttgart : Alfred Kernen Verlag, Part 10 (1929), p. 376.
(updated 12 March 2010, 20 August 2018)