(previously known as Bursada cleis)
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)
These caterpillars have been found feeding gregariously on the foliage of the Mistletoe:
The caterpillars pupate on a leaf in a circular communal cocoon.
The adult moths are black, with a wide orange stripe across each wing.
The eggs approximately have a diameter of about 2 mm. They are white and circular with a raised yellow middle.
The species has been found in
as well as in Australia in
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 7.29, p. 312.
Rudolf Felder & Alois F. Rogenhofer,
Zoologischer Theil: Lepidoptera,
Reise der Osterreichischen Fregatte Novara,
Band 2, Abtheilung 2 (1875), p. 5, and also Plate 130, Fig. 22.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 98.
(updated 23 February 2011)