(previously known as Maurilia iocephala)
CHLOEPHORINAE , NOLIDAE , NOCTUOIDEA ,
(Photo: courtesy of Harold McQueen, Goodna, Queensland)
This Caterpillar is pale patchy brown with doral humps on the thorax and on the third and last abdominal segments.
The caterpillar pupates in a stiff brown cocoon with a hump around the thorax area. The cocoon is formed on a twig of its foodplant.
The adult moths of this species have brown forewings each with a number of dark zigzag lines.
The hindwings are fawn, darkening toward the margin. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.
The underside is featureless.
- The species has been found in :
Further reading :
Moths of Victoria - Part 2,
Tiger Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (A),
Entomological Society of Victoria,
2009, pp. 32-33.
A. Jefferis Turner,
New genera and species of Lepidoptera belonging to the family Noctuidae,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 27 (1902), p. 94.
(updated 14 April 2013, 16 September 2017)