(previously known as Perigea octo)
ACONTIINAE, EREBIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)
This caterpillar has been reported feeding on:
The adult moth has rusty brown wings, with a number of thin sinuous pale lines across, and variable white marks on each forewing. The hindwings are plain brown. The moth has a wing span of about 2 cms.
There is a lot of confusion about whether this is the same as Amyna axis, and the two names are just synonyms.
The species has been found in the tropics, including
and also in Australia in
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)