Eublemma roseana (Moore, 1881)
(previously known as Thalpochares roseana)
ACONTIINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth has pale brown forewings each with two darker submarginal brown lines containing a triangular pink area. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

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

The natural posture is unusual: the moth likes to rest head downward.

The species is found across south-east Asia, including:

  • China,
  • India,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Frederic Moore,
    Descriptions of new genera and species of Asiatic nocturnal Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London,
    1881, p. 370.


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    (updated 25 April 2010)