Hyblaea ibidias Turner, 1902
(one synonym : Hyblaea joiceyi Prout, 1919)
HYBLAEIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Hyblaea ibidias
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The Caterpillars of this species have been reported to feed on

  • Bower Plant ( Pandorea jasminoides, BIGNONIACEAE ).

    The forewing surfaces of the adult moth are brown with pale patches. The hindwings of the male are red, and of the female are red with a black spot on the margin. The wingspan is about 3.5 cms.

    Hyblaea ibidias
    (Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

    The species occurs in Australia in:

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Genera and Species of Lepidoptera belonging to the Family Noctuidae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 27, No.1 (1902), pp. 135-136.


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    (written 18 October 2014)