NOTODONTINAE, NOTODONTIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Jean and Fred Hort, Flynn, Western Australia)
This Caterpillar is black with extensive yellow markings. It has red prolegs and an orrange final segment to the abdomen, which has a pair of long black filaments.
The adult moths have forewings which are a variable patchy brown and grey. The hindwings are off-white with broad grey margins. The wingspan is about 4 cms.
The species is found in
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, p. 420, Fig. 42.8.
A. Jefferis Turner,
Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
Volume 29 (1917), p. 73.
(written 19 October 2017)