(previously known as Chiriphe procrena)
LITHOSIINAE, ARCTIIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Elaine McDonald, Nicholls Rivulet, Tasmania)
The Caterpillars of this species are dappled with green and black, and have a broad off-white line along the back with a narrow interrupted centre-line. Each segment has several short stiff lateral hairs. As the caterpillar matures, in becomes greyer with fewer green patches.
The caterpilar feeds on
The male and female adult moths of this species are very similar. They have dark brown forewings each with two jagged white bands across them. The hindwings are yellow with brown margins. The wingspan is up to 2 cms.
The species is found in:
Further reading :
Moths of Victoria - Part 2,
Tiger Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (A),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2009, pp. 24-25.
Revision of Australian Lepidoptera I,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 2, Volume 1, Part 3 (1886), pp. 733-734, No. 65.
(updated 2 February 2010, 30 December 2018)