(one synonym : Sorama inclyta Walker, 1862)
NOTODONTINAE, NOTODONTIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Nora Peters, Melton, Victoria)
The Caterpillars of this species are green with a row of white nodules edged with purple along the back. The legs are red. The abdomen tapers to the rear.
The caterpillars feed on :
The adult moth has dark brown forewings, rusty brown hindwings, and an orange body. The wingspan of the male is about 8 cms. The female has a wingspan of about 9 cms. The moths have a habit of resting with the head facing downward.
The species is found in the southern half of Australia, including
Further reading :
Description of a new genus of Notodontidae,
Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London,
1848, pp. 118-119, and also Plate 5.
Peter B. McQuillan, Jan A. Forrest, David Keane, & Roger Grund,
Caterpillars, moths, and their plants of Southern Australia,
Butterfly Conservation South Australia Inc., Adelaide (2019), p. 141.
Moths of Victoria: part 2,
Tiger Moths and their Allies - Noctuoidea (A),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2009, pp. 8-9, 14-15.
(updated 7 April 2013)