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Mocis Moth - Mocis sp ?

Family Noctuidae, subfamily CATOCALINAE

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

Wingspan 40mm
This moth is quite common in Brisbane bushland. They usually rest on the plants materials on the ground during the day time. The moth is brown in colour with a pinkish-brown band across each forewing. Under the band there is a line of black dots.
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Caterpillar length 50mm
In later winter, we found this caterpillar on a tall grass in Wishart bushland. We collected it home with some grasses. One day later, it pupated on a grass leaf. Two week later it become a brown moth.
We are not exactly sure if this is the Mocis species.  

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Last updated: April 23, 2005.