(previously known as Maurilia iocephala)
CHLOEPHORINAE, NOLIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA,
(Photo: courtesy of Harold McQueen, Goodna, Queensland)
This Caterpillar is pale patchy grey-brown with dorsal humps on the thorax, and on the third and last abdominal segments.
The caterpillar has been found feeding on trees in STERCULIACEAE, including:
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, and has a length of about 1.5 cms.
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, 28 August 2018, 29 October 2020, 3 April 2022)