(one synonym : Hyblaea joiceyi Prout, 1919)
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)
The Caterpillars of this species have been reported to feed on
The forewing surfaces of the adult moth are brown and variable, sometimes with pale patches, or lots of dark spots, or sometimes with just a single dark spot. 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.
The species occurs in Australia in:
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.
(written 18 October 2014, updated 25 September 2018)