(one synonym : Halone coryphaea Turner, 1915)
LITHOSIINI, ARCTIINAE, EREBIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Australian Capital Territory)
This Caterpillar is thought to feed on
The adult moths have forewings that are dark brown with off-white markings. The hindwings are yellow with a narrow irregular dark brown margin. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.
The species occurs in
The adult moths are very difficult to distingish from those of Halone sinuata, which have yellow forewing markings, and broad dark markings to the hindwings.
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 18.16, p. 437.
George F. Hampson,
Catalogue of the Amatidae and Arctiadae (Nolinae, Lithosianae) in the Collection of the British Museum,
Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
Volume Supplement 1 (1914), p. 588, No. 583, and also Plate 31, fig. 14.
The Australian Arctiid Moths (Lepidoptera: Noctuoidea: Erebidae) with emphasis on Creatonotos Gangis,
Butterflies and Other Invertebrates Club,
Issue 65 (June 2012), pp. 9-11.
Moths of Victoria - Part 2, 2nd edition,
Tiger Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (A),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2015, pp. 22-23.
(updated 2 May 2013, 2 December 2017, 21 August 2020, 19 March 2021)