(one synonym : Gonitis albitarsata Pagenstecher, 1888)
CALPINAE, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
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
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
as well as in Australia in:
Further reading :
Descriptions of new Genera and Species of Asiatic Lepidoptera Heterocera,
Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London,
1883, p. 20.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 126.
(updated 1 April 2010)