(one synonym: Hypolamprus pallescens Hampson, 1897)
SICULODINAE, THYRIDIDAE, THYRIDOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The adult moths are pale brown with dark-edged wavy bands of alternating shades across each wing. On each forewing, there is a dark spot near the middle, and another in a white patch by the wing-tip. On each hindwing, there is a dark coloured square near the middle. The forewing tips are recurved, and all four wings have sinuous margins. The wingspan of the females is about 3 cms. The wingspan of the males is about 2.5 cms.
The species has been found in
as well as in Australia in
Further reading :
George F. Hampson,
On the classification of the Thyrididae - a family of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae,
Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London,
1897, pp. 614-615, No. 4.
John Henry Leech,
New species of Deltoids and Pyrales from Corea, North China and Japan,
Volume 22 (1889), p. 66, and also Plate 4, fig. 10.
(written 28 April 2019)