(previously known as Ethnistis eucarta)
EPIPASCHIINAE, PYRALIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)
This adult male moth has a bold black, brown, and off-white pattern on the forewings. The hindwings are orange-brown, shading darkerr at the margins. On the tail, it has a tuft of hairs. It rests with its tail lifted upward. The female is similar, but is brighter and has no tail tuft.
The species is found across south-east Asia, including
and also in Australia in
Further reading :
Rudolf Felder & Alois F. Rogenhofer,
Zoologischer Theil: Lepidoptera,
Reise der Osterreichischen Fregatte Novara,
Band 2, Abtheilung 2 (5) (1875), p. 9, and also Plate 136, fig. 28.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 188.
(updated 23 August 2012, 13 September 2015)