RUBIACEAE Anthocephalus chinensis*, Nauclea orientalis (Leichhardt tree)
(Nauclea orientalis) (Photo by Jane Cairney, Townsville Qld)
Breeding season on the Dorrigo Plateau: Not Applicable Breeding season in FNQ - not confirmed but thought to be all year
Flight habit: Nocturnal - Active at night.
Adult Moth: Size at rest - tip of thorax to tip of forewing: 60mm, tip of forewing to tip of other forewing 55mm. 5th instar mature larva: length - 100mm. Colour forms: 5th instar: Green, Brown, Orange and Green over laid with Brown. Eye Spots: 5th instar - a Blue & White eye-spot on the metathorax (close to the head). Other distinguishing features 5th instar: Pale diagonal stripes along both sides (clearly visible in the brown form) with a pale body length line above them. Dorsal Horn 5th instar: Backward-curving pale brown in final instar. Pupa: Formed under leaf litter below food plant.