(previously known as Molopa planalis)
CALPINAE, EREBIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: copyright of Uwe Path, Alice Springs, Northern Territory)
This caterpillar feeds on plants in the family MALVACEAE, and is known to attack
The adult moth is a lightly speckled brown, with a few dark-edged pale spots on each forewing. The hindwings are paler and plain. The forewings each have a hooked wingtip. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms
The undersides are plain brown.
The species has been found in
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 44.13, pp. 65, 449.
New species of eastern and Australian Heterocera,
The Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
Series 7, Volume 9 (1902), p. 421.
(written 29 June 2012, updated 2 June 2014)