LITHOSIINAE, ARCTIIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
Drawing: by A. Bartholemew, listed as Castulo shepherdi,
in F. McCoy :Prodromus Zoology, ca. 1885,
courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 2
This caterpillar is brown with a dark head, and white verrucae along the sides and back of the body.
The adult moth is white or yellow, with broad ragged black bands across each forewing, and two black spots: a large one near the tornus, and a smaller one near wingtip of each hindwing. It has a wingspan of about 2.5 cms.
The species is found in
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 18.1, p. 436.
Moths of Victoria - Part 2,
Tiger Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (A),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2009, pp. 20-23.
Characters of a few Australian Lepidoptera, Collected by Mr. Thomas R. Oxley,
Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
New Series, Volume 3, Number 8 (1856), p. 285, and also Plate 18, fig. 11.
(updated 13 February 2011, 14 May 2018)