(one synonym : Calliodes saturatior Walker, 1858)
CATOCALINAE, EREBIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)
The adult moths of this species have grey or brown patterned wings, with an eyespot shaped like the Greek letter theta on each forewing.
The moths show some variation in shading, some having white areas rather than brown. The abdomen is brown with scarlet sides.
The underside is pale brown, with broad dark margins, and a dark brown spot near the middle of each wing.
The species is found in
The eggs are dark brown and spherical with white-edged ridges. The eggs are laid in a tidy array.
Further reading :
Johan Christian Fabricius,
Historiae Natvralis Favtoribvs,
1775, p. 559, No. 13.
At the Light Trap: Records of daytime flying moths (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Agaristinae) and the genus Donuca (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Catocalinae),
Issue 55 (December 2009), pp. 24-27,
Butterflies and Other Invertebrates Club.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 131.
(updated 13 April 2013, 29 March 2016, 24 February 2020)