(previously known as Apoda infrequens)
drawing by Harriet and Helena Scott, listed as Apoda infrequens,
Australian Lepidoptera, Volume 1 (1864), Plate 6,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Australian Museum.
This Caterpillar is green and dome shaped, with a number of faint pale lines running from head to tail. It has been found feeding on:
The caterpillar grows to a length of about 3 cms.
The moths have shaded pale brown forewings, each with a sometimes double dark diagonal line ending in a vague dark spot by the middle of the costa.
The male moths have a wingspan of about 3 cms. The female moths have a wingspan of about 4 cms. The colours depends on lighting and the direction of view.
The moths have an unusual natural posture, with the head down flat, and the forelegs splayed out. On the thorax, the moths erect a curved crest with a red and black edge. The abdomen is covered in pale brown hairs, with ring wings of red and black hairs between the segments.
The species is found in
Further reading :
Harriet, Helena, and Alexander W. Scott,
Australian Lepidoptera and their Transformations,
Volume 1 (1864), p. 20, and also Plate 6.
(written 19 June 2014, updated 25 September 2018, 13 March 2021)