Ctenoplusia furcifera (Walker, [1858])
(formerly known as Plusia furcifera)
PLUSIINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Swing57, Tower Botanical Garden, Taiwan)

This Caterpillar is green with dark stripes. It has been found feeding on

  • Peristrophe species, ( ACANTHACEAE ).

    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.


    (Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

    The species is found around the Indian Ocens including:

  • India,
  • South Africa,
  • Taiwan,
  • Thailand,

    and in Australia in

  • Queensland, and
  • northern New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 12 (1858), pp. 927-928.


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    (written 28 February 2015)