(one synonym is Noctua zamis Stoll, 1790)
CATOCALINAE, EREBIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Wendy & Bart Hacobian, Milaa Milaa, Queensland)
The adult moths of this species are blue and brown, with an eye-spot on each forewing. In dead specimens, the blue fades to brown. The wingspan is about 5 cms.
The females have a pale scalloped submarginal band on each wing, and their last two abdominal segments are red.
The species is found across the south-east Asia, including :
and in Australia in
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, pp. 71, 454.
De uitlandsche kapellen, voorkomende in de drie waereld,
Amsterdam Baalde, Volume 3 (1782), p. 146, and also Plate 274, fig. B..
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 152.
(updated 24 June 2011, 13 August 2017, 29 December 2021)