(formerly known as Spatalia indistincta)
NOTODONTINAE, NOTODONTIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Matthew Connors, Townsville, Queensland)
The Caterpillars of this species are thought to be smooth and dark with yellow spiracles, and large coloured lump on the last segment. They are thought to feed on various plants in FABACEAE.
The caterpillars pupate in a silky cocoon between leaves of the foodplant.
The adult moths have dark brown wings that have a variable complex pattern. The males have two angular white patches on each forewing. The females have a broad pale streak on each forewing. Both sexes have forewing hind margins each have two concave arcs. The hindwings are pale brown. The wingspan is about 7 cms.
The species has been found in
Further reading :
Lionel Walter Rothschild,
On some apparently new Notodontidae,
Volume 24 (1917), p. 231.
(written 22 October 2018)