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caster oil looper

Scientific Name
Achaea janata
Scientific Author
(Linnaeus)
Taxonomy
(Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Catocalinae)
Status
Exotic Species Outbreak in Australia
Reliability
High
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Diagnostic Notes

Adults about 5cm in wingspan; forewings are combinations of light and dark browns while the hind wings are mainly black and white. 

Mature caterpillar looper is c. 60 mm long, has both light and dark forms and has two conspicuous black spots near the head.

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Specimen Contact
Museum Victoria
Author
Walker, K.
Created
30/01/2007 10:44 AEST
Last Updated
28/12/2007 07:11 AEST
Citation
Walker, K. (2007) caster oil looper (Achaea janata) Updated on 12/28/2007 7:11:16 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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