(one synonym : Lyncestis phaeocrossa Turner, 1904)
CATOCALINAE, EREBIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Mark Korner, Ipswich, Queensland)
The caterpillars of this species are basically green with a scattering of pale pots. There is a pale line along the back and one along each side.
The head is kept tucked under the thorax, and is grey with white stripes.
The caterpillars have been found feeding on
The caterpillars grow to a length of 4-5 cms. They pupate in the leaf litter. The pupa is reddish brown with a length of about 1.5 cms.
The adult moth has streaky grey forewings. The hindwings are white with broad black margins. The wingspan is about 5 cms.
The species has been found in Australia in
Further reading :
Descriptions of new Lepidoptera from Australia and New Zealand,
Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
1897, p. 372.
(written 1 November 2014, updated 20 August 2019, 20 March 2020)