(previously known as Ingura cyanodes)
EUTELIINAE, EUTELIIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Jackie Beer, Ipswich, Queensland)
The Caterpillars of this species are green, with sparse yellow spots, a yellow dorsolateral line each side, and a yellow ring between each segemnt.
The caterpillars have been found feeding on
The caterpillars grew to a length of about 5 cms. The caterpillars pupated in a shelter created from leaves joined with silk.
The pupa was brown with a scupltured surface matching the developing organs inside.
The adult moths are brown with forewings that each have a pattern like half of a crescent. The hindwings are each brown with dark veins, and with a double pale patch by the tornus.
The moth has an unusual resting posture with the abdomen lifted to be perpendicular to the resting surface. The wingspan is about 3 cms.
This species occurs in
Further reading :
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 158.
A. Jefferis Turner,
New genera and species of Lepidoptera belonging to the family Noctuidae,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 27 (1902), p. 87-88.
(updated 14 August 2012, 23 June 2019)