(one synonym is Euxoa vertenteni Hulstaert, 1923)
NOCTUINAE, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
((Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
These Caterpillars are considered a pest in South-East Asia, attacking plants from a wide range of families, including
The adults have grey or brown forewings, each bearing a dark oval, a pale oval, and a dark kidney-shaped mark. The hindwings are off-white, shading to pale brown along the costa and hind-margin. At rest the moth holds its wings like a tent over its body. The moth has a wingspan of about 3.5 cms.
The species occurs across south-east Asia including
as well as in Australia in
Further reading :
in Boisduval & Guenée:
Histoire Naturelle des Insectes; Spécies Général des Lépidoptères,
Volume 9, Part 5 (1852), p. 281, No. 454.
R. P. Gustaaf Hulstaert,
On Lepidoptera from New Guinea, Kei, Teuimher, the Philippines, and Australia,
Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
Volume 9, Part 11 (1923), p. 189.
(written 18 March 2019, updated 16 February 2021)