(one synonym : Hypopyra fusifascia Walker, 1869)
CATOCALINAE, EREBIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: Don Herbison-Evans, Bundaberg, Queensland)
The Caterpillars of this moth feed on plants from the families:
The adult moth has fawn wings with a band of a different shade along the outer edge of each wing. The forewings each have a comma-shaped mark near the middle. The wing margins are scalloped. Each forewing tip is hooked, and each hindwing tornus is cusped. The moth has a wingspan of about 9 cms.
The species is found across south-east Asia, including:
and is also found in Australia in:
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 45.7, p. 451.
Description de Papillons Exotiques,
Uitlandsche kapellen voorkomende in de drie waereld-deelen,
Amsterdam Baalde, Volume 3 (1782), p. 140, figs. E,F, and also Plate 269, figs. E,F.
(updated 26 June 2010)