(one synonym : Plusia diminuta Walker, 1865)
PLUSIINAE, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)
These caterpillars feed on the foliage of many plants, including
The adult moth has brown forewings, each with two white-outlined pale green spots near the middle, and a gold mark near the middle of the hind-margin. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
This species occurs across much of the world, including
as well as in Australia in
Further reading :
Johan Christian Fabricius,
Entomologia Systematica Emendata et Aucta,
Tome 3, Part 2 (1793), p. 81, No. 234.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 166.
(written 14 October 2008, updated 21 January 2019)