(one synonym : Lacera capella Guenée, 1852)
CATOCALINAE, EREBIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Axel Hausmann, SNSB, Zoologische Staatssammlung Muenchen)
These caterpillars have been reported to feed on:
The adult moth has wings that are greyish brown, with a complex pattern. The wing margins are ragged in appearance. In its resting position, it folds its wings vertically together over its body, like may butterflies do.
The species occurs in south-east Asia across to the south Pacific region, including :
as well as in Australia in:
Further reading :
Johan Christian Fabricius,
Entomologia Systematica Emendata et Aucta,
Tom. 3, Part 2 (1793), p. 12, No. 14.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 143.
(updated 1 March 2011, 15 April 2018, 16 November 2019)