(one synonym is Syntypistis sciera Turner, 1922)
NOTODONTINAE, NOTODONTIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The adult moths of this species have brown forewings with large irregular pale areas, some around the base and the margin. The forewings also each have a prominent irregulatr dark submarginal line. The hindwings are pale brown, with dark areas around the wingtips. In life, the moths have a scattering of iridescent green scales on the wings. The wingspan of the male is about 4 cms. The wingspan of the female is about 6 cms.
The species has been found in
as well as in Australia in
Further reading :
Lionel Walter Rothschild,
On some apparently new Notodontidae,
Volume 24 (1917), pp. 243-244, No. 41, and also Plate III, fig. 23.
A. Jefferis Turner,
Revision of Australian Lepidoptera. Saturniadae, Bombycidae, Eupterotidae, Notodontidae,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 47 (1922), p. 380, No. 35.
(written 23 December 2018)