Eremochroa alphitias Meyrick, 1897
Pale O-X Moth
ACRONICTINAE2,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)

The adult moth of this species has pale brown patterned forewings, and even paler hindwings. The wingspan is about 2 cms.


(Photo: courtesy of the Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The species has been found in the dryer areas of Australia, including :

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria,
  • Tasmania,
  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,
    Melbourne University Press 1990, fig. 49.8, p. 462.

    Peter Marriott & Marilyn Hewish,
    Moths of Victoria - Part 9,
    Cutworms and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (C)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2020, pp. 12-13.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of new Lepidoptera from Australia and New Zealand,
    Transactions of The Entomological Society of London,
    Volume 1897, p. 369.


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    (updated 11 April 2013, 10 December 2019, 19 December 2020)