(previously known as Necla hyalospila)
NOLINAE, NOLIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Richard Llewellyn, Samford, Queensland)
These Caterpillars are green with tufts of transparent hairs, and a white dorsal line edged in red dashes. The first pair of dorsal prolegs is missing on the third abdominal segment.
The caterpillars have been found feeding on:
sometimes completely defoliating a tree.
The pupa is formed in a cocoon attached to a twig or branch, and is completely covered in bark.
The adult moth of this species is grey with a zigzag lines across each forewing.
The hindwings are off-white shading to fawn at the margins. The moth has a wingspan of about 2 cms.
The species has been found in
Further reading :
George F. Hampson,
Catalogue of the Amatidae and Arctiadae (Nolinae, Lithosianae),
Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
Supplement Volume 1 (1914), p. 389, No. 2a.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 171.
(updated 1 June 2013, 15 August 2020)