(previously known as Eublemma silicula)
ACONTIINAE, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Dominic Funnell, Yorkeys Knob, Queensland)
This Caterpillar is a minor pest on many crops, including
The adult moth of this species has pale brown wings, the forewings each fading to white along the costa, along which are some dark markings, and there are more dark marks at the wingtips. Each wing sometimes has a rusty brown transverse line. The forewings have a wave-shaped margin. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species is found across Asia, including
and also in Australia in
Further reading :
New Eastern Heterocera,
The Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
Series 6, Volume 19 (1897), p. 167, No. 7.
(written 15 August 2015, updated 30 August 2020, 31 July 2022)