Dilophothripa lobata Hampson, 1907
SARROTHRIPINAE,   NOLIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Dilophothripa lobata
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The Caterpillar of this species is smooth, and lives in a shelter of leaves joined by silk. The caterpillar has been found feeding on

  • Muhimbi ( Cynometra species, CAESALPINIACEAE).

    The moth has grey forewings, each with a pattern of dark markings, including a large dark triangle on the costa. The hindwings are off-white, shading to pale grey at the margins. The hindwings have sinuous margins. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

    The species is found in Australia in:

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    George F. Hampson,
    The Moths of India,
    Supplementary paper to the volumes in "The Fauna of British India". Series III, part III,
    Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society,
    Volume 17 (1907), p. 654, No. 2249 b.


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    (updated 14 February 2010, 17 January 2019)