Eublemma cochylioides (Guenée, 1852)
(one synonym : Micra derogata Walker, 1858)
ACONTIINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Eublemma cochylioides

This caterpillar has been found feeding on :

  • Spiny Cankerweed ( Prenanthes spinosa, ASTERACEAE )

    Eublemma cochylioides

    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.

    Eublemma cochylioides
    (Photo: courtesy of Trevor Jinks, North Burnett)

    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:

  • Fiji,
  • France,
  • Hong Kong,
  • India,
  • Japan,
  • South Africa,
  • Spain,
  • Taiwan,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
    A Guide to Australian Moths,
    CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 188.


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    (updated 17 January 2011)