(previously known as Perigea octo)
ACONTIINAE, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)
This caterpillar has been reported feeding on:
The adult moth has rusty brown forewings, each with a number of thin sinuous pale lines across, and variable white marks, including a pair which form the fragmented digits '80'. The hindwings are plain brown. The moth has a wing span of about 2 cms.
The species has been found in the tropics, including
and also in Australia in
Specimens of this species are often misidentified as Amyna axis or Amyna natalis or Amyna stricta.
Further reading :
in Boisduval & Guenée: Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères,
Volume 9, Part 5, Section 1 (1852), p. 407, No. 378b.
(updated 22 November 2012, 3 July 2019, 15 January 2021)