Acyphas species
LYMANTRIIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
donherbisonevans@outlook.com
and
Stella Crossley


The Caterpillar of this species has been found feeding on the leaves of:

  • Roses ( Rosa odorata, ROSACEAE ), and
  • Hibiscus ( Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, MALVACEAE ).

    The animal is brown and hairy with two white spots: on segments six and seven. It also has two hairy horns on its head. It grew to a length of about 2 cms.

    It pupated in a sparse cocoon in the ground litter.

    The adult is white, with black eyes and a yellow tail. It has a wingspan of about 2 cms.


    The animal has been found in

  • Bundaberg, Queensland.

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    (updated 12 October 2001, 11 February 2014)