(previously known as Parasa symphonistis)
(Photo: Don Herbison-Evans, Bundaberg, Queensland)
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:
It grows to a length of about 1 cm. The Caterpillar pupates in between leaves in a hard brown cocoon.
The male adult moth is brown, with dark marks on each forewing. The female moths are brown with a narrow white line across each forewing. The moths have a wingspan of about 3 cms.
The species is found in
Further reading :
A. Jefferis Turner,
New Australian Lepidoptera,
Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
Volume 47 (1936), pp. 48-49.
(updated 15 January 2011)