(Arsacia saturatalis Walker, 1966)
(Notocyma pruinosa Snellen, 1872)
(Arsacia frontirufa Swinhoe, 1885)
(Amblyzancla declivis Turner, 1936)
CATOCALINAE, EREBIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Pornthap Kerkig)
The Caterpillar of this species is pale green, cylindrical, and has a complete set of prolegs. The caterpillar normally lives in a shelter formed by joining two leaves with silk. The caterpillar has been found feeding on
The caterpillar pupates in a loose cocoon covered in detritus.
The adult moth has variable patchy brown forewings, each with a pale-edged diagonal slightly serrated line connecting to a pale triangle near the middle of the hind-margin. The hindwings are pale grey, fading to off-white at the bases. Each forewing costa has a convex elbow. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species has been found in
as well as in Australia in
Further reading :
On the Lepidoptera of Bombay and the Deccan,
Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London,
1885, p. 301, No. 102, and also Plate 20, fig. 12.
A. Jefferis Turner,
New Australian Lepidoptera,
Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
Volume 47 (1936), p. 34.
Crambites & Tortricites,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 27 (1863), pp. 21-22, No. 1.
(written 24 May 2019, 12 July 2021)