(one synonym : Ariola corticea Snellen, 1880)
EUTELIINAE, EUTELIIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Kosol Charernsom, National Biological Research Centre, Kasetsart Univerity, Thailand)
The Caterpillars of this species are pale brown with a black head. They bore into the stems of new shoots and are a pest on :
The adult moth is brown with shaded bands across the forewings, and a pale patch near the tip of each forewing. The hindwings are plain brown. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.
The species occurs across south-east Asia, including
and in Australia in
Further reading :
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 27 (1863), p. 114, No. 1.
(updated 8 August 2012)