(formerly known as Xanthoptera anachoresis)
ACONTIINAE, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Trevor Jinks, North Burnett, Queensland)
These Caterpillars are reported to feed on:
The adult moths have forewings which each have a yellow basal half, and a red or brown marginal half, with a black line separating the halves. The hindwings fade smoothly from brown at the margins to off-white at the bases. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The underside is pale brown with a vague irregular dark band across the underside of each forewing.
The species occurs from southern Africa to the Pacific, including:
as well as in Australia in
Further reading :
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2008, p. 21.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 114.
Hans Daniel Johan Wallengren,
Wiener Entomologische Monatsschrift,
Volume 7 (1863), pp. 148-149, No. 23.
(updated 25 April 2010, 29 April 2014)