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Poinciana Looper Moth - Pericyma cruegeri

Family Noctuidae

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

Wingspan 40mm
The moth is brown in colour, with complex pattern of lines and patches. The moth is attracted to window light. We took the above pictures on the wall and fence outside our house. 
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Caterpillar is a semi-looper and pale green in colour, feeds on Poinciana (Delonix regia).

1. Moths of Australia - Ian F.B.Common, Melbourne University Press, 1990, p452, fig 47.3.
2. Pericyma cruegeri (Butler, 1886) - Australian Caterpillars, by Don Herbison-Evans & Stella Crossley, 2008.

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Last updated: November 20, 2011.