(previously known as Minnagara fasciata)
NOLINAE , NOLIDAE , NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)
These caterpillars are thought to feed on
The adult moth of this species has forewings with an indistinct wavy pattern of shades of grey and brown. There are raised patches of scales at several places on the forewings. The hindwings are pale brown, fading to white at the base. The moth has a wingspan of about 2 cms.
The species has been found in :
and also in Australia in
Further reading :
George Francis Hampson,
The Lepidoptera Heterocera of the Nilgiri District,
Illustrations of type specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the British Museum,
Part 8 (1891), pp. 48-49, and also Plate 139, fig. 15.
Sphinges and Bombyces,
Catalogue of eastern and Australian Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the Oxford University Museum,
Clarendon Press, Part 1 (1892), p. 99, No. 437, and also Plate 6, fig. 20.
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 35, Supplement 5 (1866), p. 1903.
(written 17 November 2012, updated 28 March 2015)