Hydrillodes dimissalis (Walker, 1866)
(previously known as Bleptina dimissalis)
HERMINIINAE
EREBIDAE,   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 ).


    (Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

    The forewings of the adult moth are brown, and each has three transverse pale zigzag lines, a dark comma mark near the middle. The hindwings are plain brown, and also each often has a dark comma mark near 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, 27 March 2019)