(one synonym : Xanthodes mariae Mabille, 1881)
ACRONICTINAE, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Craig Nieminski, Darwin, Northern Territory)
This Caterpillar is pale brown or green, with short sparse hairs, and has a brown or yellow stripe along each side of the back, and four small black dots on the thorax.
The caterpillar has been found feeding on :
The pupa is brown.
The pupa is formed in a silk shelter created in a folded leaf.
Tha adult moths are white, and have an unusual concavity along the forewing costa. The fore legs are brown and the middle and hind legs are white.
Underneath it is plain white.
The species is found across southeast Asia and the Pacific islands, including :
In Australia it has been found in
Further reading :
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 32, Supplement part 2 (1865), pp. 638-639.
(updated 12 September 2011, 27 September 2018)