(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)