(previously known as Dendrothripta clopaea)
SARROTHRIPINAE, NOLIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Harold McQueen, Goodna, Queensland)
The caterpillar of this species has sparse stiff hairs, and is pale brown with a dorsal pink patch on each segment containing several pale spots.
The adult moth is grey and brown, with varied light and dark wavy markings on the forewings, and plain hindwings that darken toward the margins and have dark veins.
The moth has white legs. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
This species has been found in
Further reading :
Moths of Victoria - Part 2, 2nd Edition,
Tiger Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (A),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2009, pp. 30-31.
A. Jefferis Turner,
New genera and species of Lepidoptera belonging to the family Noctuidae.,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 27 (1902), pp. 92-93.
(updated 29 August 2013, 15 August 2019, 26 May 2020, 13 March 2022)