NOTODONTINAE, NOTODONTIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Dick Whitford, Julatten, Queensland)
This Caterpillar is basically pale green and smooth.
There is a broad darker green line edged with white along the back. The thorax is expanded, and has a pair of white-edged dark lines.
The head has a pair of curved dark brown lines.
The caterpillar has been found feeding on
The caterpillar grows to a length of about 4 cms.
The pupa is formed in shelter composed of leaves joined with silk. The pupa has a length of about 2.3 cms.
The adult moths are pale brown, each with variable markings often including a series of concentric dotted 'U' shaped lines around a complex dark mark near the middle on each forewing, a dark line along the middle, and a dark spot at the base.
The hindwings are brown, darken toward the margins. The wingspan is about 4 cms.
The species occurs in Australia in
Further reading :
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 176.
A. Jefferis Turner,
Revision of Australian Lepidoptera — Saturniadae, Bombycidae, Eupterotidae, Notodontidae,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 47 (1922), p. 387, No. 62.
(written 24 December 2013, updated 5 November 2016, 8 October 2020, 28 March 2021)