(one synonym: Carea plagioscia Turner, 1903)
CHLOEPHORINAE, NOLIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA,
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art
The Caterpillar of this species has been found in a Cairns nursery on:
The caterpillar is quite unusual in that it has a large rounded swelling at the back of the thorax.
The adult moth of this species is grey and brown with three dark lines across each forewing. The hindwings are plain greyish brown. The wingspan is about 4 cms.
The males and females appear to have different forms.
The species has been found in
and in Australia in
Further reading :
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 168.
A. Jefferis Turner,
New Australian Lepidoptera, with synonymic and other notes: Noctuidae,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 27 (1903), pp. 7-8.
New moths from British New Guinea,
Volume 10 (1903), p. 123, No. 8.
(updated 31 August 2013, 19 March 2017)