(formerly known as Simaethis basalis)
CHOREUTIDAE , SESIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)
The Caterpillars of this species feed on the foliage of:
The adults have dark brown wings, with each forewing having a yellow bar across it. The hindwings each have a yellow patch.
The species has been found in
and in Australia in
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 7.1, p. 293.
Rudolf Felder & Alois F. Rogenhofer,
Lepidoptera. Heft IV, V. Atlas der Heterocera Sphingida. Noctuida,
Reise der Osterreichischen Fregatte Novara,
Band 2, Abtheilung 2 (1875), p. 18,, and also Plate 138, Fig. 19.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 22.
(updated 2 January 2012)