(one synonym : Anua clementi Swinhoe, 1918)
CALPINAE , NOCTUIDAE , NOCTUOIDEA
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art
The Caterpillars of this species have been found feeding on plants from a variety of families, including
The adult moth has forewings basically which can be any colour between green and brown, each forewing having a darker broad irregular band along the margin, and a black mark about halfway along the costa The hindwings are yellow, each having a broad but broken dark submarginal band. The wingspan is about 5 cms.
The species occurs in :
and also in Australia in
Further reading :
Description de Papillons Exotiques,
Uitlandsche kapellen voorkomende in de drie waereld-deelen,
Amsterdam Baalde, Volume 2 (1777), p. 116, and also Plate 172, fig. E.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 146.
Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
A Guide to Australian Moths, CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 23.
(updated 26 October 2011)