Hairy Rice Caterpillar
(also known as ; Celama taeniata)
NOLINAE, NOLIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)
These caterpillars have been found feeding on
The adult moth of this species has speckled brown forewings each with an indistinct wavy dark brown band across the middle. There are several areas of raised scales on the forewings. The hindwings are white. The moth has a wingspan of about 1 cm.
The species has been found across south-east Asia, including
and also in Australia in
Further reading :
Pieter Cornelius Tobias Snellen,
Vier nieuwe soorten van het genus Nola Leach,
Tijdschrift voor Entomologie,
Volume 18 (1875), pp. 63, 65, and also Plate 6, fig. 1.
(written 18 November 2012)