(previously known as Misalina gemmulosa)
STRIGLININAE, THYRIDIDAE, THYRIDOIDEA
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art
The adult moths of this species are orange, with each wing covered in a speckling of red spots, with black spots along the costa and hind-margin. The wingspan of the female is about 6 cms. The wingspan of the male is about 5 cms.
The species is found in Australia in
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, Pl. 8.21, p. 341.
Gems of the North
Issue 52 (March 2009), pp. 19-21,
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 209.
Paul Ernest Sutton Whalley,
Tropical Leaf Moths,
Striglininae (Lepidoptera: Thyrididae),
London : British Museum (1976), pp. 114-115, and also Plate 9, figs. 81 & 82 and other illustrations.
(written 31 May 2012, updated 27 April 2019)