ACONTIINAE , NOCTUIDAE , NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)
The Caterpillar of this species is a minor pest on various agricultural FABACEAE including :
The adult moth has forewings that have a pink marginal half containing a diffuse yellow band, and a basal pale brown half fading to pale yellow at the base. The hindwings are pale brown darkening toward the margins. This moth has a wingspan about 2 cms.
The species is found in south east Asia including:
as well as the northern half of Australia, including:
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 47.10, p. 455.
Johan Christian Fabricius,
Entomologia Systematica Emendata et Aucta,
Volume 3, Part 2 (1794), p. 224, No. 356.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 114.
(updated 1 May 2011)