(one synonym: Plusia cornucopiae Snellen, 1880)
PLUSIINAE, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
caterpillar, with eggs of Euplectrus sp. wasp
Photo: courtesy J. Namee, and S. Bumroongsook,
Department of Plant Production Technology,
King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology, Ladkrabang, Thailand.
The Caterpillars of this species a green loopers with black dots, sparse thin short dark hairs, and a pale brown head. The caterpillars feed on various plants, including
The adult moths have brown forewings, each with narrow transverse zigzag black-edged white lines, and a vague broad diagonal pale line across the centre of the wing ending in a pale area around the tornus. The hindwings are brown fading to off-white at the bases, with dark veins. The wingspan is about 3 cms.
This species occurs across Asia, including
as well as in Australia in
J. Namee, J. and S. Bumroongsook,
Development of the Euplectrus sp. near bicolor (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) on Zonoplusia ochreata (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)
International Journal of Agricultural Technology,
Volume 14, Part 1 (2018), pp. 45-51.
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 33, Supplement 3 (1865), p. 839.
(written 10 March 2019, updated 19 January 2021)