Hylaeora capucina R. Felder, 1874
Cowled Rough-head
(erroneously: Hyleora capucina)
NOTODONTINAE ,   NOTODONTIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 2)

The Caterpillars of this species feed on :

  • various species of Gum Trees ( Eucalyptus, MYRTACEAE ).


    (Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 2)

    The adult forewings are greyish brown, with a dark band across each one. The hindwings are orange. The wingspan is about 7 cms.


    (Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 2)

    The eggs are pale green and spherical. They are laid amid tail hairs from the mother.


    The species occurs in :

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria.


    male, drawing by Rudolf Felder, listed as Hyleora capucina
    ,
    Reise der Osterreichischen Fregatte Novara,
    Band 2, Abtheilung 2 (1875), Plate XCVIII, fig. 1,
    image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,
    Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 17.14, p. 421.

    Rudolf Felder & Alois F. Rogenhofer,
    Zoologischer Theil: Lepidoptera,
    Reise der Osterreichischen Fregatte Novara,
    Band 2, Abtheilung 2 (1875), p. 5, and also Plate 98, fig. 1.

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: part 2,
    Tiger Moths and their Allies - Noctuoidea (A)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2009, pp. 8-9, 14-15.


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    (updated 7 April 2013)