Northern Old Lady Moth
CATOCALINAE, EREBIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Evan Harris, Ipswich, Queensland)
The adult of this species is brown with a pattern of zig-zag white-edged dark lines parallel to the margin. The outer margins are edged in white dots. Each forewing has a large blue, brown, and black eyespot in the central area. The eyespot has a triangular internal structure.
The hindwings are brown each having a submarginal white-edged dark zizzag line, and marginal arc of black and white dots. The moth has a wingspan of about 8 cms.
The species has been found found in :
and in Australia in:
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 55.6, p. 451.
in Boisduval & Guenée :
Histoire naturelle des insectes,
Volume 7 (1852), p. 175-176.
Moths of Victoria - Part 8,
Night Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA(B),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2017, pp. 18-19.
(updated 19 October 2011, 12 November 2016)