Eremaula minor (Butler, 1886)
(one synonym : Eremaula ptilopleura Turner, 1942)
AMPHIPYRINAE,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The forewings of this adult moth are brown, each with a broad bent white stripe from base to wingtip, containing two vague pale dark-centred spots, one round and one oval. The hindwings are off-white shading to pale brown at the margins. The wingspan is about 2.3 cms.

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

The species occurs in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Arthur G. Butler,
    Descriptions of 21 new genera and 103 new species of Lepidoptera Heterocera from the Australian region,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    1886, Part 4, p. 397, No. 25.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Fragmenta lepidopterologica,
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 53 (1941), p. 74.


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    (written 6 June 2019)