(one synonym : Naclia cingulata Wallengren, 1860)
SYNTOMIINI, CTENUCHINAE, ARCTIIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)
This Caterpillar has been found feeding on:
The adult moths of this species are black with yellow bands across the abdomen, and translucent windows in the wings. The forewings have approximately twice the span of the hindwings. It superficially resembles many stinging wasp species, although it is itself cannot sting. This mimicry may give it some protection from predators such as birds.
The species occurs across south-east Asia, including
as well as in Australia in
Further reading :
Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Dechauffour de Boisduval,
Essai sur une Monographie des Zygénides, suivi du Tableau Méthodique, des Lépidoptères d'Europe,
1829, pp. 127-128, and also Plate 8, fig. 4.
(updated 2 January 2012, 9 July 2017)