(one synonym : Remigia demonstrans Walker, 1858)
EREBINAE, EREBIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Rob Downer, Brisbane, Queensland)
These Caterpillars are brown with faint stripes, and a dark underside. They have a striped head, and are missing two pairs of prolegs. The caterpillars have been known to feed on:
The adult moth is brown with dark transverse bands on each wing. The wingspan is about 4.5 cms.
The species is found in the south-west Pacific region, including :
and in Australia in
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 47.5, p. 452.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 144.
James Francis Stephens,
Illustrations of British entomology, or a synopsis of indigenous insects, containing their generic and specific distinctions, with an account of their metamorphoses, times of appearance, localities, food, and economy, as far as practicable,
London : Baldwin & Cradock, Vol. 3 (1830), p. 128, No. 6421.
(updated 6 August 2011, 17 September 2022)