NOTODONTINAE, NOTODONTIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Dick Whitford, Mt. Molloy, Queensland)
These Caterpillars are basically green with pale stripes. Early instars have red shading on the back and red patches on the sides. The early instars have two short red horns behind the head, and a stumpy red spike on the tail. The spiracles are black with red shading around each one. The head has a pair of black bars.
Later instars develop reddish, white, and yellow stripes, and lose the horns behind the head and the tail stump. The caterpillars feed on
(Photos: courtesy of Dick Whitford, Mt. Molloy, Queensland)
The head becomes green with a pair of dark marks by the jaws.
The caterpillars grow to a length of about 4.5 cms.
The pupa is brown, with a length of about 2.2 cms.
The adult moths of this species has forewings which are grey with varied dark markings and lines.
The hindwings are orange at the hind margin fading to grey at the margin. The wingspan is about 5 cms.
The species has been found 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,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 28 (1903), pp. 62-63, No. 17.
(updated 12 November 2012, 31 March 2021)