(one synonym : Thermisia tenebrica Lucas, 1892)
CALPINAE, EREBIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: Don Herbison-Evans, Bundaberg, Queensland)
This Caterpillar was found on
in Bundaberg. It was smooth, tubby, and green with yellow between the segments. The caterpillar grew to a length of about 3 cms.
The wings of the adults are half brown and half yellow. The moths have a striking black prothorax. The moths have a wingspan of about 5 cms.
It is an inhabitant of rain-forests on the north-east coast of Australia, including
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 45.11, p. 451.:
in Boisduval & Guenée:
Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères,
Volume 9, Part 7 (1852), p. 234, No. 1644, and also Plate 22, fig. 1.
Thomas P. Lucas,
On 34 new species of Australian Lepidoptera, with additional localities,
Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
Volume 8 (1892), pp. 89-90.
(updated 30 May 2013, 19 September 2017)