(formerly known as Plusia furcifera)
PLUSIINAE, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Swing57, Tower Botanical Garden, Taiwan)
This Caterpillar is green with dark stripes. It has been found feeding on
The adult moth is predominently grey or brown in colour, with dark brown patches and white markings including a white spot near the middle of each forewing. The hindwings are a uniform brown. There are bunched hairs on the thorax.
The species is found around the Indian Ocens including:
and in Australia in
Further reading :
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 12 (1858), pp. 927-928, No. 85.
(written 28 February 2015, updated 5 July 2020)