(previously known as Anua parcimacula)
Figure Eight Moth
CALPINAE, EREBIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art
It is unclear what these Caterpillars eat. There have been reports of them feeding on :
The adult moth has pale brown forewings, each with a small dark filled-in figure of '8' mark near the middle, and a dark-edged dark area along the margin. The hindwings are bright yellow, with broad dark brown margins or wing-tips. The moth has a wingspan of about 6 cms. The moth is noted for damaging fruit by piercing it and sucking the juice.
The species occurs in
as well as Australia, including
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 21.10, p. 454.
Thomas P. Lucas,
On Queensland and other Australian Lepidoptera with descriptions of new species,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 2, Volume 6, Part 2 (1891), p. 304.
Moths of Victoria - Part 8,
Night Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA(B),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2017, pp. 22-23.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 146.
(updated 14 August 2012, 25 March 2016, 9 August 2021)