General Description

The forewings are narrow and orange coloured with long dark stripes and a dark fringe. The hindwings may be dark or have an orange base depending on the species. Each antenna has a thick fringe that tapers, with the end third being threadlike. Length from head to tail 1.5 cm. Wingspan approximately 2 cm.


Adults commonly feed at the same flowers as a very similar-looking lycid beetle that is apparently distasteful to birds. Mimicing the beetles may help the moths to avoid being eaten.


Eastern Australia from southern Queensland to Victoria.


Coastal heathlands.

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