(one synonym: Hypsa discreta Walker )
AGANAINAE, EREBIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Specimen : courtesy of Herbert Evans, Bundaberg, Queenslandd)
These Caterpillars are dark brown with white markings. The Caterpillars feed on :
The adult moths have brown forewings with a pale veins and a white spot in the middle. The hindwings are orange with black markings. The moths have a wingspan of about 5 cms.
This species may be found in the northern half of Australia, including
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 19.28, p. 441.
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 2 (1854), pp. 457-458.
(updated 29 April 2013, 9 March 2015, 29 August 2021)