(previously known as Thalpochares rivula)
ACONTIINAE, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)
The caterpillars of this species have some prolegs reduced, and move in a looping fashion. The caterpillars are a pest on:
The adult moths are pale brown with some dark dots, darker brown bands, and sometimes two white lines on each forewing. The hindwings are a uniform pale brown, darkening toward the wingtips. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.
The species is found across south-east Asia, including:
as well as in Australia in:
Further reading :
in W.C. Hewitson & F. Moore :
Descriptions of new Indian Lepidopterous Insects from the collection of the late W.S. Atkinson. Part ii. Heterocera, continued (Cymatophoridae-Herminiidae),
Asiatic Society of Bengal,
1882, p. 140.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 116.
(updated 16 July 2010, 17 September 2013)