(one synonym : Calduba obtenta Walker, 1858)
CHLOEPHORINAE, NOLIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA,
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)
The caterpillars of this species are yellow with dark reddish dots, and a double dorsal line. They have all the prolegs so crawl rather than inch along. The caterpillars have been found feeding on the young leaves of:
Pupation occurs in a brown cocoon spun between two leaves of the foodplant.
The adult moths of this species are brown with a very variable pattern. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
This species is found in across south-east Asia, including
and in Australia in
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 48.4, p. 457.
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2008, p. 27.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 169.
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 13 (1858), p. 1141, No. 1.
(updated 1 April 2011)