(one synonym: Bombyx fumosa T.P.Lucas, 1895)
THAUMETOPOEINAE, NOTODONTIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)
These caterpillars are gregarious. They feed on:
The adult moths have forewings that have a complex pattern of light and dark brown, The hindwings are plain brown. The moths have a wingspan of about 3 cms.
This species occurs in :
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 17.18, p. 424.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 177.
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 32, Supplement 2 (1865), p. 386.
(updated 11 November 2012)