(one synonym : Lophoruza chalcocosma Turner, 1945)
CATOCALINAE, EREBIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Ian Common, from Moths of Australia)
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
The caterpillar has been found on :
The adult moth is brown with curved orange marginal and submarginal arcs enclosing an arc of mauve spots on each wing.
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, 3 April 2017, 18 June 2021)