Hulodes caranea (Cramer, 1780)
(one synonym : Hypopyra fusifascia Walker, 1869)
CATOCALINAE,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Hulodes caranea
(Photo: Don Herbison-Evans, Bundaberg, Queensland)

The Caterpillars of this moth feed on plants from the families:

  • ACANTHACEAE, and
  • APOCYNACEAE .

    Hulodes caranea
    (Photo: courtesy of Evan Harris, Ipswich, Queensland)

    The adult moth has fawn wings with a band of a different shade along the outer edge of each wing. The forewings each have a comma-shaped mark near the middle. The wing margins are scalloped. Each forewing tip is hooked, and each hindwing tornus is cusped. The moth has a wingspan of about 9 cms.

    Hulodes caranea
    (Photo: courtesy of Scott Gavins, Fraser Coast, Queensland)

    The species is found across south-east Asia, including:

  • Hong Kong,
  • Malaysia,
  • Marianas,
  • Thailand,

    and is also found in Australia in:

  • Queensland.

    Hulodes caranea
    underside
    (Photo: courtesy of Scott Gavins, Fraser Coast, Queensland)


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 45.7, p. 451.

    Pieter Cramer,
    Description de Papillons Exotiques,
    Uitlandsche kapellen voorkomende in de drie waereld-deelen,
    Amsterdam Baalde, Volume 3 (1782), p. 140, figs. E,F, and also Plate 269, figs. E,F.


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    (updated 26 June 2010)