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About 20mm long (wingspan 40mm when spread open). The moth looks brown and yellow when in the shade but if the light catches the wing just right then it appears to have a gold-plated panel which is brilliantly dazzling. The thorax has longish tufts of hair which in some individuals is quite unkempt (photo 4 & 5) while in others (photo 1 & 2) it forms a neat little crown. There are 2 smaller compact tufts of hairs along the upper surface of the abdomen.
Subtropical tree/bush savannah with wet hot summers and dry mild winters. These individuals were attracted by the houselights on an agricultural smallholding
these moths are on the kitchen wall tiles; I've included the tile grout for scale