Eublemma marmaropa Meyrick, 1902
(one synonym : Eublemma perinephela Turner, 1945)
ACONTIINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Eublemma marmaropa
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species has white wings, with variable broad fuzzy brown margins. The wingspan is nearly 2 cms.

Eublemma marmaropa
female, drawing by George Francis Hampson,

Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
Noctuidæ, Volume X (1910), Plate CLIII, fig. 6,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University.

The species has been found in

  • New Guinea,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of new Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    1902, p. 33.


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    (written 21 July 2012)