(one synonym : Lophoruza chalcocosma Turner, 1945)
CATOCALINAE , NOCTUIDAE , NOCTUOIDEA
(Photograph: courtesy of the Bishop Museum, Hawaii)
This caterpillar is green or brown, and has a series of long protuberances that it keeps waving about, so that it resembles two ants talking to each other. The caterpillar has always been found in the company of similar ants of the genus:
The caterpillar has been found on :
The adult moth is brown with faint zigzag grey lines across the wings.
The species occurs in
and in Australia in:
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 43.4. pl. 31.15, p. 450.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 141.
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 24 (1862), p. 1088, No. 1.
(updated 15 July 2012)