(one synonym : Hypocala tryphaenina Felder & Rogenhofer, 1875)
CALPINAE , NOCTUIDAE , NOCTUOIDEA
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art
The adult moth of this species has brown forewings, each with a curvy pale band along the inner margin. The hindwings are yellow with brown markings, including a broad brown band along the margin. The wingspan is about 4 cms.
The adult moth is sometimes a pest on fruit. It pierces the fruit in order to suck the juice, allowing entry of fruit-rotting microorganisms.
The species occurs in
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 44.17, p. 450.
Rudolf Felder & Alois F. Rogenhofer,
Zoologischer Theil: Lepidoptera,
Reise der Osterreichischen Fregatte Novara,
Band 2, Abtheilung 2 (5) (1875), p. 12, and also Plate 112, fig. 20.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 142.
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 13 (1858), pp. 1176-1177, No. 10.
(updated 22 January 2010)