Eublemma eurynipha Turner, 1902
False Eublemma
ACONTIINAE,   EREBIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Eublemma eurynipha
(Photo: courtesy of Ken Harris, Moths of Victoria - Part 8)

The adult moth of this species has off-white forewings each with dark brown markings at the base and along the margin. The hindwings are yellowish-brown, darkening toward the margins. The head and thorax are dark brown. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

Eublemma eurynipha
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria - Part 8)

The species is found in Australia in

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria, and
  • South Australia.

    This species needs to be assigned to a new genus.


    Further reading :

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria - Part 8,
    Night Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA(B)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2017, pp. 26-27.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New genera and species of Lepidoptera belonging to the family Noctuidae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 27 (1902), p. 117.


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    (written 26 June 2019)