(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, updated 5 September 2020)