(erroneously known as Polydesma boarmioides)
CALPINAE , NOCTUIDAE , NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)
This caterpillar is mottled brown. It has been reported to feed on bark and leaves of various woody plants.
Pupation occurs in a papery cocoon. The pupa is brown with a white coating.
The adult moths are dark brown, with a complex pattern on each wing.
The underside is paler with various markings including a broad dark band across each wing.
The species has been found across the south-east Asia and the eastern Pacific, including:
as well as in Australia in
Further reading :
in Boisduval & Guenée:
Histoire Naturelle des Insectes; Spécies Général des Lépidoptères,
Volume 9, Part 6 (1852), p. 441, No. 1314.
(updated 24 September 2008)