(one synonym is Achaea quadrilunata Pagenstecher, 1890)
CATOCALINAE, EREBIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The caterpillar of this species is brown with pale squiggly lines along the body. The first pair of prolegs is reduced.
The adult moth has brown wings, with each forewing having a pale area by the wingtip, and each hindwing having a large pale yellow area across the wingtip. The wingspan is up to 4 cms.
The species has been found across south-east Asia, including
as well as in Australia in
Further reading :
Beiträge zur Lepidopteren-fauna des Malayischen Archipels VI,
Jahrbücher des Nassauischen Vereins für Naturkunde,
Volume 43 (1890), pp. 109-110, No. 4.
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 14 (1858), p. 1399, No. 19.
(written 25 May 2019, updated 17 July 2021)