(formerly known as Hyboma fasciata)
ACRONICTINAE, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Steven Dodge, Nowra, New South Wales)
This Caterpillar is smooth and green, with sparse long black hairs, a yellow stripe along each side, and two curved yellow stripes on the last segment.
The head is pale green speckled with black, and has a black collar.
The caterpillar has been found feeding on
The adult moth is either brown or grey, with a pattern including a broken dark band across its forewings. It has a wingspan of about 4 cms.
The species occurs across south-east Asia, from India to New Caledonia, including
and Australia in :
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 49.11, p. 463.
The Lepidoptera of Ceylon,
L. Reeve, London, Volume 3 (1884), p. 5, and also Plate 144, fig. 4.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 120.
(updated 15 May 2010, 1 November 2014, 17 February 2019)