(previously known as : Catephia dubia)
CATOCALINAE, EREBIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Dick Whitford, Mt. Molloy, Queensland)
This Caterpillar is off-green, and looks rough, with a darker zigzag line along each side of the back.
The caterpillar has been found feeding on the leaves of
The caterpillar grows to a length of about 5.5 cms.
The pupa is a rusty brown, with a length of about 2.5 cms. It is formed in the leaf litter.
The adult moth of this species is grey or brown, with two large dark patches on each forewing: one at the base and one at the wingtip.
The hindwings are darker, and each has a large central white spot. The wingspan is about 4 cms.
The species has been found in :
as well as in Australia in
Further reading :
Arthur G. Butler,
Revision of the homopterous genera Cosmoscarta and Phymatostetha, with descriptions of new species,
Volume 1 (1874), pp. 292-293.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 134.
(updated 13 April 2013, 30 March 2021)