(formerly known as Corrha pandesma)
CALPINAE, EREBIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Steve Williams, Moths of Victoria - Part 8)
The Caterpillars of this species initially are stripy and green, with a dark head, and are missing two pairs of prolegs, so walk in a looper fashion.
Later instars are brown and stripy, with some of the stripes darkening over the thorax and the last two segments. The caterpillars have been found feeding on
(Photos: courtesy of Steve Williams, Moths of Victoria - Part 8)
The caterpillars pupate in a cocoon covered in debris. The pupa is brown.
The adult moths are a speckled brown with variable broad dark edged bands across each wing. The wing margins are slightly scalloped. The wingspan is about 4 cms.
The eggs are grey flattened spheres with minute ridges. They are laid in a loose cluster an any available surface.
The species has been found in :
Further reading :
Oswald B. Lower,
Descriptions of new Australian Lepidoptera,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 26 (1902), p. 656.
Peter B. McQuillan, Jan A. Forrest, David Keane, & Roger Grund,
Caterpillars, moths, and their plants of Southern Australia,
Butterfly Conservation South Australia Inc., Adelaide (2019), p. 158.
Moths of Victoria - Part 8,
Night Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA(B),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2017, pp. 1, 10-11, 14-15.
(written 6 January 2017, updated 18 August 2019, 13 October 2019, 10 May 2020)