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Hellula hydralis

Hellula hydralis


About 14mm long overall. Wings held tent-like.


Among grasses in a local nature reserve adjoining a national park.


Also called Cabbage Centre Grub. Spotted before here
Thanks J for the ID.
Never again. Too many Brussel sprouts being grown around here.


Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 10 years ago

Thanks J. You'd think I would recognise this moth by now as I just ID'd one for myself 2 days ago. We get hydralis in this part of Aus where undialis occurs slightly more north.. not that there isn't considerable overlap. I hope this is the last time I bother with this brassica pest.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 10 years ago

Another similar species is Hellula undalis, however, I think the markings are much more consistent with H. hydralis.

H. undalis:

Mark Ridgway
Spotted by
Mark Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Mar 12, 2014
Submitted on Mar 12, 2014

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