Coastal Fern Moth
(one synonym : Eriopus xanthopera Hampson, 1908)
ACRONICTINAE1, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art
The adult moth of this species is a brown with some white markings on each forewing, including a prominent white patch which protrudes halfway along each forewing margin. The hindwings are pale brown. Underneath, the wings are a uniform brown except for the white patch on each forewing margin, and a couple of indistict wiggly submarginal lines on each hindwing. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species occurs in :
and in Australia in
Further reading :
Peter Marriott & Marilyn Hewish,
Moths of Victoria - Part 9,
Cutworms and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (C),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2020, pp. 8-9.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 120.
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 12 (1858), p. 867, No. 15.
(created 23 April 2012, 1 March 2019, 11 December 2020)