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White Underwings Moth I -Achaea janata

Family Noctuidae

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

Wingspan 60mm
As other moths in this genus Achaea, this moth have the hind wing in black and white patterns. There are three white spots along the margin and a inner white line across hind wings. This moth is known to feed on fruit juice.  
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Their caterpillar is known will feed on many kinds of garden and orchid plants.
Pictures were taken on May 2010 in Anstead Forest. 

1. Northern Territory Insects, A Comprehensive Guide CD - Graham Brown, 2009.
2. Moths of Australia - Ian F.B.Common, Melbourne University Press, 1990, p453, Fig46.10.
3. Achaea janata (Linnaeus, 1758) - Australian Caterpillars, by Don Herbison-Evans & Stella Crossley, 2008.

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