(previously known as Calliodes xanthopyga)
CATOCALINAE , NOCTUIDAE , NOCTUOIDEA
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art
The adult moths of this species have grey or brown patterned wings, with a variable broad white stripe across each wing, and a Greek letter theta on each forewing. The penultimate three segments of the abdomen are yellow. The wingspan is about 7 cms.
The species is found in
Further reading :
At the Light Trap: Records of daytime flying moths (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Agaristinae) and the genus Donuca (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Catocalinae),
Issue 55 (December 2009), pp. 24-27,
Butterflies and Other Invertebrates Club.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 133.
A. Jefferis Turner,
New Australian Lepidoptera belonging to the family Noctuidae,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 34 (1909), p. 345.
(updated 12 October 2011)