(one synonym : Xanthoptera semilutea Snellen, 1872)
HYPENINAE , NOCTUIDAE , NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)
This Caterpillar has been found feeding on
The adult moth has yellow forewings each with a white band along the margin, and a narrower band along the costa. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species is found across Africa and Asia, including
and also Australia in
Further reading :
On larvae of the Noctuidae (Lepidoptera):I,
Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
Volume 96 (1946), p. 71.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 163.
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 34, Supplement 4 (1866), pp. 1509-1510.
Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
A Guide to Australian Moths, CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 196.
(updated 20 April 2011)