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ⓘ Five-banded footman. Hectobrocha pentacyma, the five-banded footman, is a moth of the subfamily Arctiinae. It was described by Meyrick in 1886. It is found in t ..




                                     

ⓘ Five-banded footman

Hectobrocha pentacyma, the five-banded footman, is a moth of the subfamily Arctiinae. It was described by Meyrick in 1886. It is found in the Australian states of Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.

The wingspan is about 20 mm. Adults are pale yellow with dark brown zigzag markings and dots on the forewings.

Larvae have been found on Hydrangea species, but probably feed on algae or dead leaves. The larvae are brown and hairy and reach a length of about 10 mm.