(one synonym : Acontia obsoleta Gaede, 1938)
CHLOEPHORINAE, NOLIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA,
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)
These Caterpillars are hairy, and have been reported to eat the leaves, buds, flowers and fruit, and be a minor pest of:
They have also been reported have been reported to feed on:
The adult moths of this species have forewings that are yellow with a triangular brown-purple patch. The forewings also each have a narrow dark brown line along the margin. The hindwings are plain yellow. The wingspan is about 4.5 cms.
This species is found in Australia in
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, pp. 65, 457.
George F. Hampson,
Catalogue of the Noctuidae in the Collection of the British Museum,
Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
Volume 11 (1912), p. 657, No. 7115.
Moths of Victoria - Part 8,
Night Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA(B),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2017, pp. 30-31.
(updated 6 August 2011)