(one synonym : Micra derogata Walker, 1858)
ACONTIINAE , NOCTUIDAE , NOCTUOIDEA
This caterpillar has been found feeding on :
The adult moth has pale brown forewings each with two darker submarginal brown lines often containing a pink area, and sometimes a pale splodge near the tornus. The head is white and the eyes are black. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
Like many Eublemma species, the adult moths are inclined to face downward when resting.
The species is found over much of the eastern hemisphere, including:
as well as in Australia in
Further reading :
in Boisduval & Guenée:
Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères,
Volume 9, Part 6 (1852), p. 245, No. 1035.
Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
A Guide to Australian Moths,
CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 188.
(updated 17 January 2011)