Mocis trifasciata (Stephens, 1830)
(one synonym : Remigia discrepans)
CATOCALINAE , NOCTUIDAE
(updated 16 December 2009)
(Photo: courtesy of Alexson Ho, Brisbane)
These Caterpillars have been known to feed on:
- Kauri ( Agathis species, ARAUCARIACEAE ),
- Kudzu ( Pueraria species, FABACEAE ),
- Cowpeas ( Vigna unguiculata, FABACEAE ),
- Para Grass ( Brachiaria species, POACEAE ), and
- Rice ( Oryza sativa, POACEAE ).
The adult moth is brown with dark bands across each wing.
The species is found in the south-west Pacific region, including :
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, p. 452.