(previously known as Mosoda jocularis)
LITHOSIINAE , ARCTIIDAE , NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 2)
This Caterpillar has been found eating
The adult moths of this species have pale yellow forewings with black zigzag lines and markings, and a dark yellow line along the inner margin. The hindwings are yellow, each with a black mark near the middle, and a black band around the wingtip. The head and thorax are black with white markings. The abdomen is yellow. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species has been found in :
Further reading :
Moths of Victoria - Part 2,
Tiger Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (A),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2009,, pp. 24-25.
Notes on Australian Lepidoptera, with descriptions of new species,
Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
Volume 5, Part 16 (1885), pp. 381-382, No. 224, and also Plate 11, fig. 6.
(written 11 July 2013)