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Cardamyla carinentalis is a moth found in and around rainforest. The forewings are black and white, and the hindwings are orange with a black spot in the centre and a black border. The moths in the southern part of the range have orange hindwings while those further north have yellow hindwings. The antennae are long and curl at the tips. The Caterpillar is red with black markings and shelters in a retreat of leaves joined with silk.
rainforest and surrounding habitat
Cassine australis (Family Celastracece), Pennantia cunninghamii (Family Icacinaceae)
Eggs are laid on the rainforest tree food plant. Caterpillars pupate in the silk shelter.
found from Cape York Peninsula in Queensland to southern NSW
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Relatives in same Genus
no common name (C. didymalis)