(one synonym : Susica aerogramma Lower, 1915)
(Photo: courtesy of Nicholas John Fisher, Lismore, New South Wales)
The Caterpillars of this species are green with a broad white dorsal stripe, and a narrow white stripe along each side Each each side of segment has a fleshy spike bearing stinging hairs. The first and last abdominal segments each have a pair of black spikes bearing stinging hairs.
The adult moths are off-white, with plain hindwings, and with a black diagonal zig-zag line across each forewing. The wingspan is about 3 cms.
The species occurs in
Further reading :
Peter B. McQuillan, Jan A. Forrest, David Keane, & Roger Grund,
Caterpillars, moths, and their plants of Southern Australia,
Butterfly Conservation South Australia Inc., Adelaide (2019), p. 74.
Sphinges and Bombyces,
Catalogue of eastern and Australian Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the Oxford University Museum,
Clarendon Press, Part 1 (1892), p. 231, No. 1087.
(updated 28 May 2013, 14 April 2017, 13 March 2021)