CALPINAE, EREBIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of C. Redmond and the Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
This caterpillar is green with a pale brown head. The first two pairs of prolegs are atrophied. The caterpillar has been found feeding on
The adult moth of this species has brown forewings with a bluish sheen. Each has a variable white spot, a vague dark patch near the middle, and two wavy transverse dark-edged pale lines. The hindwings are brown, each crossed by one dark-edged pale line. The forewing tips are recurved, and the forewing margins have a cusp. The wingspan is about 5 cms.
The species has been found in
and in Australia in
Further reading :
Miss A.E. Prout,
Some apparently new Species and Forms of Noctuidae,
Bulletin of the Hill Museum Witley,
Volume 1 (1922), p. 240, No. 59.
(written 6 April 2015)