(previously known as Mosoda jocularis)
LITHOSIINI, ARCTIINAE, EREBIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 2)
This Caterpillar has been found eating
The adult moths of this species have white forewings each with four broken black zigzag transverse lines, the basal one of which is falciform (sickle-shaped), as well as black markings along the outer margin, and a broad yellow line along the hind-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, updated 22 April 2020)