(one synonym : Ophiusa anfractuosa Boisduval, 1833)
CATOCALINAE , NOCTUIDAE , NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Ian Common, from Moths of Australia)
The Caterpillars of this species are initially green becoming yellow as they mature, with purplish-brown lines alog the body. They only have two pairs of prolegs. The caterpillars have been found feeding on various plants including
The adult moth has brown forewings each with two dark triangles outlined in white, and has plain brown hindwings. It has a wingspan of about 3 cms.
The species may be found from Africa through Asia to the south Pacific, including :
as well as the northern half of Australia including:
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 46.5, pl. 32.1, p. 452.
Uitlandsche kapellen voorkomende in de drie waereld-deelen,
Amsterdam Baalde, Volume 3 (1782), p. 99, and also Plate 250, fig. E..
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 156.
(updated 13 April 2013)