The adult moth is black, with white spots on the forewings and a ragged diagonal cream-coloured bar across each hindwing. The moths have a wingspan of about 5 cms. The moths are unusual in that they are on the wing in daytime, like butterflies, and unlike moths from most other families. The species is found in drier areas of Australia in Northern Territory, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, and South Australia.
The species closely resembles Cruria synopla, but the hindwing bar of Cruria donowani is whiter and more ragged. Also, Cruria donowani has NO narrow pale yellow line from the base to the middle of each forewing.
MapsMount Taylor ANBG National Zoo and Aquarium Hughes Grassy Woodland
PlacesActon, ACT Kambah, ACT Aranda, ACT Hughes, ACT Molonglo Valley, ACT
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