(formerly known as Spilosoma maculifascia)
ARCTIINAE , ARCTIIDAE , NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Jim Foster, taken at Malanda, Queensland)
These caterpillars have been reported to feed on the foliage of:
The adult moths have white forewings with black markings. The hind wings are also white with several round black spots. The body is scarlet on top. The wingspan is up to 3 cms.
The species has been found in
as well as in Australia in:
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 19.14, p. 435.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 16.
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 3 (1855), p. 676.
(updated 18 August 2012, 10 February 2013, 27 January 2016)