(previously known as Areola saturata)
CHLOEPHORINAE, NOLIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA,
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)
The caterpillar often just lies along the top of the midrib of a foodplant leaf. It forms its cocoon on the midrib.
The adult moths of this species have forewings that are pale greyish green, each with two dark green bands. The hindwings are brown, shading to orange at the margins. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
This species is found across south-east Asia, including
as well as in Australia in
Further reading :
George Francis Hampson,
The Macrolepidoptera Heterocera of Ceylon,
Illustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the British Museum,
Part 9 (1893), pp. 87-88, and also Plate 157, fig. 17.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 169.
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 33 (1865), p. 774.
(created 20 September 2012, updated 29 October 2012, 10 April 2015)