Haritalodes obliqualis (T.P. Lucas, 1898)
(previously known as Notarcha obliqualis)
SPILOMELINAE,   CRAMBIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of David Rentz, Kuranda, Queensland)

The Caterpillar of this species is green, with a black head and collar, and with faint circular dorsal marks on the last few abdominal segments.

The caterpillar lives in a frass-covered loose silk shelter on a leaf of its foodplant. The caterpillar has been found feeding on

  • Black Bean ( Brachychiton acerifolius, STERCULIACEAE ).


    (Photo: courtesy of David Rentz, Kuranda, Queensland)

    The adult moth is pale brown, with a complex network dark brown sinuous lines over each wing. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.


    (Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

    The species is found in

  • Queensland.


    (Photo: courtesy of David Rentz, Kuranda, Queensland)


    Further reading :

    Thomas P. Lucas,
    Descriptions of Queensland Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 13 (1898), pp. 83-84.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 40.


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    (updated 20 May 2008, 1 June 2019)