(one synonym: Pseudalea macrogastris Turner, 1936)
SARROTHRIPINAE, NOLIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Dick Whitford, Mt. Molloy, Queensland)
The caterpillar of this species is green with several white-outlined black bands.
The caterpillar has been found feeding on
The caterpillar grows to a length of about 3.5 cms.
The caterpillar pupates in a sheltered spot, in a green boat-shaped cocoon with brown edges, and a brown spike at each end.
The adult moth of this species has forewings that are greenish-grey-brown, each with variable dark markings including two pale-edged dark transverse zigzag lines.
The hindwings are yellow shading to brown at the margins. The wingspan is about 3.5 cms.
The species occurs in
as well as in Australia in
A. Jefferis Turner,
New Australian Lepidoptera.,
Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
Volume 47 (1936), p. 40.
New moths from British New Guinea,
Volume 10 (1903), p. 125, No. 12.
(written 5 March 2019, updated 23 March 2021)