(one synonym : Acontia signifera Walker, 1858)
ACONTIINAE, EREBIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art
These caterpillars have been found on:
The adult moths of this species are dimorphic. The male has brown forewings each with a large orange area around the base.
The female has dark brown forewings with several variable white patches on the costa. For both sexes: each hindwing is orange with a broad brown band along the margin. The moth has a wing span of about 2 cms.
The species has been found in
as well as in Australia in:
Further reading :
in Boisduval & Guenée:
Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères,
Volume 9, Part 6 (1852), p. 989.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 112.
(updated 9 August 2011)