NOTODONTINAE , NOTODONTIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Simon Ong, Kununurra, Western Australia)
The Caterpillar of this species is green with two narrow pale yellow lines along each side. It has been found feeding on
The caterpillar grows to a length of about 5 cms. It pupates in the ground leaf litter, forming a dark brown pupa with a length of about 3 cms.
The adult moths of this species are grey, with forewings that are each sometimes crossed by two dark zig-zag lines. The hindwings are pale grey shading to orange at the hind margin. The abdomen is orange on top and grey underneath. The wingspan is about 6 cms.
The species has been found in
Further reading :
There is still so much to learn!- Pheraspis symmetra Turner, 1917 (Notodontidae: Notodontinae),
Issue 64 (March 2012), pp. 31-32,
Butterflies and Other Invertebrates Club.
A. Jefferis Turner,
Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
Volume 29 (1917), pp. 73-74.
(updated 12 November 2012, 5 March 2017, 4 March 2018)