Chasmina tibialis (Fabricius, 1775)
(one synonym : Leocyma dianae Guenée, 1852)
AMPHIPYRINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The Caterpillar of this species fedds on various plants in MALVACEAE such as

  • Christmas Kurrajong ( Commersonia bartramia ),
  • Crossberry ( Grewia occidentalis ), and
  • Coastal Hibiscus ( Hibiscus tilaceus ).

    The adult moth is satin-white. The moth species occurs across Africa and Asia to the south Pacific, including

  • Guam,
  • New Guinea,
  • Zimbabwe,

    and in Australia in

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales, and
  • South Australia.


    Further reading:

    Johan Christian Fabricius,
    Sistens insectorvm classes,
    Systema Entomologiae,
    (1775), p. 578.


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    (written 20 February 2015)