(one synonym : Orthosia breviuscula Walker, 1865)
NOCTUINAE, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)
This Caterpillar is a pest in Tasmania on:
and is inclined to eat the leaves of many other dicotyledons, including :
The adult moths are reddish-brown with a faint pattern on the forewings, sometimes including a dark or a white spot near the middle. They have a wingspan of about 3 cms.
The species is found in
as well as in Australia in:
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 50.3, pp. 65, 461, 465, 467.
in Boisduval & Guenée:
Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères,
Volume 9, Part 5, Section 1 (1852), p. 337, No. 566.
Peter Marriott & Marilyn Hewish,
Moths of Victoria - Part 9,
Cutworms and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (C),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2020, pp. 28-29.
(updated 15 April 2013, 3 November 2018, 24 May 2019, 4 January 2021)