Eremochroa macropa (Lower, 1897)
Brown O-X Moth
(previously known as Praxis macropa)
ACRONICTINAE2,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The wings of the adult moth each have a pattern of shades of brown, on each forewing. The hindwings are more uniformly brown, with dark veins and a darker margins. The wingspan is about 4 cms.


male, drawing by George Francis Hampson,

Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
Noctuidæ, Volume VIII (1909), Plate CXXXI, fig. 11,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University.

The species occurs in :

  • New South Wales,
  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further Reading:

    George Francis Hampson,
    Catalogue of Noctuidae in the British Museum,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
    Volume 8 (1909), p. 372, No. 4028, and also Plate 131, fig. 11.

    Oswald B. Lower,
    Descriptions of new species of Australian Lepidoptera, with notes on synonymy,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 22 (1997), p. 16.

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


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    (updated 23 November 2011, 20 August 2019, 19 December 2020)