Hydrillodes dimissalis (Walker, 1866)
(previously known as Bleptina dimissalis)
HERMINIIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The caterpillars of this species have been found feeding on the pods of

  • Peanuts ( Arachis hypogaea, FABACEAE ).

    The forewings of the adult moth are brown, and each has a vague broad pale band across the middle often containing a dark comma mark. The hindwings are plain brown, and also each often has a dark comma mark in the middle. The moth has a wingspan of about 3 cms.

    The species is found in

  • Northern Territory,
  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 34, Supplement 4 (1864), p. 1162.


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    (updated 5 August 2012)