CATOCALINAE, EREBIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)
The adult moths of this species are light and dark blue-grey, often with a broad pale band across the middle of each forewing. The hindwings each have a pale basal half and a marginal darker half. The blue tinge fades to brown in museum specimens. The moths have a wingspan of about 7 cms. The moths feed on nectar and also the juice of damaged ripe fruit.
The species occurs across the south-west Pacific, including
as well as in Australia in
Further reading :
Louis Beethoven Prout,
Some apparently new Noctuidae from Sumatra, New Guinea, Mefor, and Buru,
Bulletin of the Hill Museum (Witley),
Volume 1 (1924), p. 447, No. 22, and also Plate 15, fig. 2.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 151.
(written 17 August 2013, updated 29 August 2013)