(one synonym is Lophoptera aleuca Hampson, 1912)
STICTOPTERINAE, EUTELIIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)
The adult moth of this species has forewings that are brown, with a white streak from base to margin, and a dark curved arc along the costa which sometimes contains a short yellow streak.
The hindwings are black with an iridescent translucent white area around the base, and black veins. The wingspan is about 3 cms.
The species has been found in
as well as in Australia in
The adult moth of this species is superficially similar to that of Lophophotera melanesigera but differs in the structure of the genitalia.
Further reading :
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 166.
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 33, Supplement part 3 (1865), p. 920.
(updated 7 August 2012, 29 June 2017, 3 December 2020)