(also known as Rusicada revocans)
CALPINAE, EREBIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: Don Herbison-Evans, Bundaberg, Queensland)
This spectacular Caterpillar is grey with rows of yellow spots along each side edged in black, and a white dorsal line also edged in black.
It has been found feeding on :
The Caterpillar grows to a length of about 4 cms.
It pupates in a curled leaf on the foodplant.
The adult moth of this species is dark orange, with a faint brown tracery and a dark mark in the middle of each forewing. The forewing costa is slightly curved to give a slightly hooked wingtip, and the forewing margins are doubly recurved giving a shallow cusp halfway down. The moth has a wing span of about 4 cms.
The species has been found across south-east Asia, including:
and in Australia in:
Further reading :
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 13 (1858), p. 1001, No. 7.
(updated 15 July 2012, 12 April 2016, 18 May 2020, 7 April 2022)