This page contains pictures and information about moths
and caterpillars in subfamily Acontiinae that we found in the Brisbane area,
- The moths in this subfamily are small in size. They usually rest with
wings kept roof-wise over the abdomen. The caterpillars are
usually slender semi-looper.
Bird-dropping Mimicking Moth -
- Body length 12mm
- This moth mimics bird dropping. It did not move even with our very
close watching. It flied away only when we used a small stick to disturb it.
- 1. Moths
of Australia - I. F. B. Common, Melbourne University Press,
1990, p455, Fig47.8.
- 2. Acontia
nivipicta - Insects of Townsville, Australia - Graeme Cocks,
- 3. Acontia
Butler, 1886 - Australian Caterpillars, by Don Herbison-Evans & Stella Crossley,
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