(one synonym : Catephia canescens Hampson, 1926)
ACRONICTINAE , NOCTUIDAE , NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Graham McDonald, Burleigh Beach, Queensland)
This Caterpillar is speckled grey with yellow stripes outlined in black running from on its head to its tail. There is a white spot near its tail. The head is grey with black dots. The caterpillar grows to a length of about 3 cms. It has been found feeding on
Pupation occurs in a tough cocoon under the soil.
The adult moth has fawn coloured forewings with a vague pattern, and off-white hindwings with broad black submarginal bands. The undersides of the wings are white with broad black marginal bands, and the forewing undersides also each have a black dot near the middle. The moth has a wingspan of about 3 cms.
The species is found in coastal areas of
R. P. Gustaaf Hulstaert,
New Indo-Australian Noctuidae,
Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
Series 9, Volume 13 (1924), p. 123.
Graham J. McDonald,
Life History Notes on the noctuid moth Aedia Actipennis, Hulstaert 1924 Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Aediinae,
Issue 66 (September 2012), pp. 12-14,
Butterflies and Other Invertebrates Club.
(updated 9 October 2012)