(erroneously: Hyleora capucina)
NOTODONTINAE, NOTODONTIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 2)
The Caterpillars of this species feed on :
The adult forewings are dark greyish brown, each with pale markings including pale stripes along the costa, and the hind margin. The hindwings are orange. The males have more contrasting markings than the females. The wingspan is of the female is about 7 cms. The wingspan is of the female is about 5.5 cms.
The species occurs in :
The eggs are pale green and spherical. They are laid amid tail hairs from the mother.
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.
Moths of Victoria: part 2,
Tiger Moths and their Allies - Noctuoidea (A),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2009, pp. 8-9, 14-15.
(updated 7 April 2013, 6 February 2021)