(formerly known as Fodina infractafinis)
CATOCALINAE, EREBIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Dick Whitford, Mt Molloy, Queensland)
The Caterpillars of this species are white with closely-spaced black patches along the back, and a broad irregular yellow line along each side. There are pairs of yellow spots on the backs of abdominal segments 2,7,8, and 9.
The caterpillars have beenn found feeding on:
The pupa is brown, and covered in a white greasy powder. The pupa is formed in a sparse cocoon in a curled dry leaf.
The adult moth has dark brown forewings, each having a transverse white stripe, and a white mark on the costa. The hindwings are plain black. Each wing has a narrow white margin. The head and thorax are orange.
In its normal resting pose, the major white stripes on the two forewings are aligned, breaking up the visual appearance. The wingspan is about 5 cms.
The species has been found in :
Further reading :
Thomas P. Lucas,
Australian Lepidoptera : thirty new species,
Transactions of the Natural History Society of Queensland,
Volume 1 (1895), p. 110.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 129.
(updated 15 October 2010, 3 June 2017, 6 April 2022)