Arthisma scissuralis Moore, 1885
(one synonym : Gonitis albitarsata Pagenstecher, 1888)
CALPINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Arthisma scissuralis
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art

These caterpillars are a minor pest, feeding on the leaves of

  • Durian ( Durio zibethinus, BOMBACACEAE ).

    The adult moth of this species has rusty brown forewings. There is a dark-edged white dot near the costa of each forewing. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

    The species has been found across south-east Asia, including

  • Singapore, and
  • Thailand,

    as well as in Australia in:

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Frederic Moore,
    Descriptions of new Genera and Species of Asiatic Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London,
    1883, p. 20.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 126.


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    (updated 1 April 2010)