(one synonym : Potamophora amboinensis Felder, 1962)
CALPINAE, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)
The caterpillar of this species is dark brown with pale markings, and tubercles on the first two abdominal segments. It has been reported to feed on:
The adult moth has brown forewings, each with a clearly delineated pale patchy outer half. The hindwings are white with a dark brown margin. The moths attack fruit, piercing the skin to suck the juice.
The species has been found in:
and also in Australia in:
Further reading :
Description de Papillons Exotiques,
Uitlandsche kapellen voorkomende in de drie waereld-deelen,
Amsterdam Baalde, Volume 1 (1776), p. 144, and also Plate 92, fig. A..
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2008, p. 5.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 144.
(updated 10 October 2011)