(one synonym : Plusia agens Felder & Rogenhofer, 1875)
CALPINAE , NOCTUIDAE , NOCTUOIDEA
(Specimen: courtesy of the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney)
The Caterpillar of this species is black with yellow spots and a yellow head. The caterpillar has been found feeding on :
The adult moth is brown with a darker diagonal mark across each forewing. The forewings look as though they had a slice cut away from each of the inner margins The moths have a wingspan of about 2.5 cms.
The species occurs over south-east Asia, including
and in Australia, the species may be found over most of
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, p. 449.
Rudolf Felder & Alois F. Rogenhofer,
Zoologischer Theil: Lepidoptera,
Reise der Osterreichischen Fregatte Novara,
Band 2, Abtheilung 2 (5) (1875), p. 16, and also Plate 110, fig. 32.
Lois Hughes & John Moss,
Fruit-piercing Moths - Night Raiders,
Issue 67 (December 2012), pp. 4-9,
Butterflies and Other Invertebrates Club.
Vincenz Kollar & Ludwig Redtenbacher,
Aufzählung und Beschreibung der von Freiherrn Carl v. Hügel auf seiner Reise durch Kaschmir und des Himaleya Gebirge gesammelten Insecten,
in Freiherrn Carl v. Hügel: Kaschmir und das Reich der Siek,
Stuttgart, Volume 4, Part 2 (1844), p. 482.
(updated 14 August 2008, 31 January 2013, 9 June 2014)