“The specimen flew in my panikin full of tea, on the evening of Decb:29.60." It is Grammodes ocellata a common moth found through northern Australia.
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Upper wings brownish and black with a steel-blue lustre; two bans of a white color strech across each wing, on the lower end of which an “eye” with a steel-blue centre and a white border ornaments that limb. The lower wings are more simple, of nearly the same color as the upper ones, only one band of white is to be seen, with some markings of the same color near the fringes. The under-sides are dull-brown and white with indistinct markings. Body: silvery grey, the segments faced with pale yellow. The figure is nat. size, while the antenna (Fig.1) is magnfd of which a few segments are still more magnified at fig: 2. The specimen flew in my panikin full of tea on the evening of Decb: 29 60,
Darling Depôt, Decb.31.1860.
Ludwig Becker, artist
Dec. 31, 1860.
drawing : ink and watercolour ; 19.3 x 12.5 cm.
Accession No: H16486