(formerly known as Caradrina atrisquamata)
ACRONICTINAE2, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of SARDI: South Australian Research and Development Institute)
These Caterpillars have a brown herring-bone pattern along the body, and a pale mark at the tail. They are pests on a number of agricultural crops, including
The caterpillars grow to a length of about 4 cms.
The forewings of the adult moth are dark brown with a vague pattern. The hind wings are white, each with brown shading including along the costa and the hind margin. The wingspan is about 3 cms.
The species has been found in Australia in
Further reading :
Oswald B. Lower,
Descriptions of new Australian Lepidoptera,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 26 (1902), p. 653.
(written 1 December 2016)