(one synonym is Euclidia nebuligera Butler, 1886)
CATOCALINAE, EREBIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Craig Nieminski, sandstone country, Northern Territory)
This caterpillar has some of its prolegs missing, and moves in a looper fashion. It can have many colours varying from cream through brown to black, and might or might not have stripes. It is inclined to drop to the ground when disturbed. The caterpillar is a pest on :
The adult moth is brown, mottled with sinuous markings. The wingspan is about 3 cms.
The eggs are laid singly. They are spherical with ribs, and green.
The species is found in
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 47.6, pp. 65, 452.
Moths of Victoria - Part 8,
Night Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA(B),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2017, pp. 20-21.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 144.
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 15 (1858), pp. 1833-1834, Ref. 1463.
(updated 13 April 2013, 25 September 2019, 24 April 2020)