(previously known as Androdes hypochalchis AMPHIPYRINAE, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: Don Herbison-Evans, Sydney, New South Wales)
This Caterpillar was found on :
The adult moth is brown with various markings including a double dark spot near the centre of each forewing. The hindwings are brown, fading slightly towards the bases. The wingspan is about 3 cms.
The moth is preyed on by the Bolas Spider ( Dichrostichus magnificus, ARANEIDAE ). which emits a pheromone similar to that of the female moth to attract male moths within range of a sticky ball of glue which the spider swings on a length of silk.
The species occurs in
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, p. 60.
A. Jefferis Turner,
New Genera and Species of Lepidoptera belonging to the Family Noctuidae,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 27 No.1 (1902), p. 80.
(updated 15 April 2013)