Eublemma pudica (Snellen, 1880)
(previously known as Thalpochares pudica)
ACONTIINAE,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Eublemma pudica
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art

The adult moth has forewings that are pale brown, each with a shaded dark band across the middle, and a black spot at the wingtip. The hindwings are also pale brown, each with a shaded dark triangle on the inner margin. The wingspan is about 1.3 cms.

Eublemma pudica
drawing by Pieter C. T. Snellen, listed as Thalpochares pudica
,
Lepidoptera van Celebes, Tijdschrift voor Entomologie, Volume 23 (1880), Plate 5, fig. 5,
Image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

The species is found around the south pacific, including

  • Fiji,

    as well as the northern half of Australia, including:

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.

    Eublemma pudica
    wing undersides, drawing: by Pieter C. T. Snellen, listed as Thalpochares pudica
    ,
    Lepidoptera van Celebes, Tijdschrift voor Entomologie, Volume 23 (1880), Plate 5, fig. 5,
    Image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.


    Further reading :

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 114.

    Pieter Cornelius Tobias Snellen,
    Lepidoptera van Celebes verzameld door Mr. M.C. Piepers,
    Tijdschrift voor Entomologie,
    Volume 23 (1880), p. 63, No. 32, and also Plate 5, fig. 5.


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    (updated 29 September 2011)