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Green Blotched Moth - Cosmodes elegans

Family Noctuidae

This page contains pictures and information about Green Blotched Moths that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Body length 20mm
We found quit a number of them in our backyard during early summer, but seldom see them in other season. This moths is easy to be identified. They are brown in colour with green patterns edged with white on their wings. When at rest on plants, they are not easily be noticed. 
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The caterpillar is hairless and green in colour. They Lobelia (a genus of flowering plant) and Verbena (herbaceous). 
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1. Flying Colours, Common Caterpillars, Butterflies and Moths of South-Eastern Australia - Pat & Mike Coupar,1992, p69.
2. Cosmodes elegans (Donovan, 1805) - Caterpillars of Australian, by Don Herbison-Evans & Stella Crossley, 2008.
3. Moths of Australia - I. F. B. Common, Melbourne University Press, 1990, p460, Pl.22.7. 

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