(one synonym: Pegella ichorina Butler, 1884)
LYMANTRIINAE, EREBIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Martin Rady, Port Douglas, Queensland)
This Caterpillar damages the flowers and fruit of:
The adult moth has a wingspan of about 6 cms. Its body is brown with a pink shading. The wings of the females are white with a pattern of brown lines.
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)
The forewings of the males are grey with a pattern of dark spots.
The species occurs over south-east Asia, including
and the north-east coast of Australia, including
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 19.1, p. 429.
in Pieter Cramer:
De uitlandsche kapellen, voorkomende in de drie waereld,
Volume 4 (1782), p. 154, and also Plate 369, Fig. C.
(updated 5 September 2009)