(previously known as Crioa emmelopis)
CATOCALINAE, EREBIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)
The caterpillars of this species feed on various Wattles ( MIMOSACEAE ) including
The adult moth is brown. The forewings have a complex pattern. The hindwings are dark brown at the margins, fading to pale brown at the bases. The moth has a wing span of about 4 cms.
The moth has an unusual natural posture: lying flat with a large crest erected over its head and thorax.
The species has been found in
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 45.3, p. 450.
Moths of Victoria - Part 8,
Night Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA(B),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2017, pp. 16-17.
A. Jefferis Turner,
New Australian Lepidoptera,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 53 (1929), p. 301.
(updated 5 August 2011, 20 August 2018, 18 August 2019)