(one synonym : Aegocera cornigora Jordan, 1912)
AGARISTINAE, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Natalie Davey, Fitzroy Crossing, Western Australia)
These caterpillars have alternating black-edged bands of white and yellow, with a pair of tiny black square outlines on the back of each segment. The head is brown with black spots, and the collar and tail have broken brown markings.
The caterpillars have been found feeding on
The adult moths have dark brown forewings, each with a pattern of white bars and spots. The hindwings are yellow, each with a broad brown margin and a brown spot in the middle. The moths have a wingspan of about 3 cms.
The species is found in Australia in
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, l. 22.13, p. 463.
Arthur G. Butler,
Descriptions of 21 new genera and 103 new species of Lepidoptera-Heterocera from the Australian Region,
Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
1886, pp. 381-382, No. 1.
Moths of Victoria - Part 8,
Night Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA(B),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2017, pp. 34-35.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 122.
(updated 25 November 2012, 1 September 2020, 5 February 2021)