(one synonym : Hulodes hilaris A.E. Prout, 1921)
CATOCALINAE , NOCTUIDAE , NOCTUOIDEA
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art
The Caterpillars of this species are thought to feed on
The adult moths are pale brown with variable markings, Sometimes they have a broad pale marginal band. Sometimes they have a large dark patch in the middle of each forewing. The forewings each have a hooked wingtip. The wingspan is about 6 cms.
The species Hulodes drylla has been found in :
There is controversy about whether the subspecies Hulodes drylla donata is itself a distinct species Hulodes donata (Schultze, 1907). It is found in
and also in Australia in
Further reading :
in Boisduval & Guenée,
Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères,
Volume 9, Part 7 (1852), p. 209, No. 1609.
Miss A.E. Prout,
Noctuidae in the Joicey Collection,
Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
Volume 8, Series 9 (1921), p. 27, No. 23.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 142.
Philippine Journal of Science,
Volume 2, Section A (1907), p. 366, and also Plate 1, fig. 7.
(updated 27 February 2011, 8 August 2015)