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“Adult moth has a black body with an orange hairy tuft on the tail. The forewings are brown with pale spots along the margins and another pale spot in the middle. The hindwings are plain orange. It is a rainforest species from north-east Queensland” –  and seen for the first time at Sportsman Creek wildlife refuge? First described by Lucas, 1892.

I.D. courtesy of Don Herbison-Evans.

Further reference; http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/lyma/lucifuga.html

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