STICTOPTERINAE, EUTELIIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art
The adult moth of this species has forewings each with a pale area in the basal half, and a brown area in the marginal half, both halves having complex patterns. The hindwings are white with black margins. The wingspan is about 5 cms.
The moth in its resting pose wraps its wings around its body, and erects two large tufts of scales on its head.
The species has been found in
Further reading :
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 166.
A. Jefferis Turner,
New Australian Lepidoptera,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 57 (1933), p. 162.
(updated 14 February 2011, 21 May 2016)