(one synonym : Celama chionocrana Turner, 1944)
NOLINAE, NOLIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Elaine McDonald, Hobart, Tasmania)
These Caterpillars are pale greyish green, with several verrucae around each segment which have spiky grey bristles. There is a black wiggly line along each side of the back, and a black band across the back of abdominal segments one and five.
The caterpillar has been reared on
The caterpillar pupated in a cocoon decorated with bits of Lichen.
The adult moth has off-white forewings each with a pattern of black zigzag lines and dots. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species has been found in :
Further reading :
George F. Hampson,
Catalogue of the Arctiadae (Nolinae, Lithosianae) in the Collection of the British Museum,
Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
Volume 2 (1900), p. 43, No. 86, and also Plate 19, fig. 12.
Moths of Victoria: part 2,
Tiger Moths and their Allies - Noctuoidea (A),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2009, pp. 34-35.
(updated 6 July 2013, 28 February 2019)