SARROTHRIPINAE , NOLIDAE , NOCTUOIDEA
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art
The adult moth has grey or brown forewings, each sometimes with a pale round spot near the centre, and/or white patches on the costa and wiggly dark lines. The hindwings are white, shading to brown at the edges, and have slightly concave margins. The moth has a large tuft of back-pointing hairs on the thorax, with a darker shorter collar of hairs on the head pressing against them. The wingspan is about 3 cms.
The species occurs in Australlia:
Further reading :
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 172.
A. Jefferis Turner,
New genera and species of Lepidoptera belonging to the family Noctuidae,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 27 (1902), p. 90.
Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
A Guide to Australian Moths,
CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 187.
(updated 13 November 2012, 3 January 2014)