(one synonym; Targalla infida Walker, 1858)
EUTELIINAE, EUTELIIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
drawing by Frederic Moore, listed as Targalla infida,
The Lepidoptera of Ceylon, L. Reeve, London, 1886, Plate 151, fig. 6a,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.
These caterpillars are green, with a pale line along each side of the back.
The pupa is rusty brown, formed in a cocoon covered in frass and debris.
The adult moths of this species are grey or brown, with a complex pale band across the middle of each forewing. The hindwings are brown with a series of vague submarginal bands and dark veins. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.
This species occurs in
as well as in Australia in
Further reading :
in Boisduval & Guenée:
Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères,
Volume 9, Part 6 (1852), p. 305, No. 1113.
The Lepidoptera of Ceylon,
L. Reeve, London, Volume 3 (1886), p. 63, and also Plate 151, figs. 6, 6a, 6b.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 160.
(updated 26 June 2011, 20 April 2019)