(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 brown patterned wings, with orange on the thorax and in the area around the base of each wing, a brown Greek letter theta on each forewing, and a wiggly-edged broad white stripe across each wing. 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)