Antimima cryptica Turner, 1917
NOTODONTINAE,   NOTODONTIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(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.


female
(Photo: courtesy of BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

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.


male
(Photo: courtesy of BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The species is found in

  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, p. 420, Fig. 42.8.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Lepidopterological gleanings,
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 29 (1917), p. 73.


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    (written 19 October 2017)