(also known as Bastilla arctotaenia)
CATOCALINAE , NOCTUIDAE , NOCTUOIDEA
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art
These caterpillars have reduced prolegs and walk in a looper fashion. They have been found feeding on a wide variety of plants, in famlies such as
The adult moths of this species are dark brown, and on each forewing have a broad white line across the middle and a narrow white line across the tip.
The species occurs across south-east Asia, including
but occurs endemically in Australia in
This species needs to be placed in a different genus.
Further reading :
in Boisduval & Guenée:
Histoire Naturelle des Insectes; Spécies Général des Lépidoptères,
Volume 9, Part 7 (1852), pp. 272-273, No. 1711.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 133.
(updated 22 December 2012)