Eporectis tephropis (Turner, 1902)
(previously known as Proscrana tephropis)
CALPINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Eporectis tephropis
(Photo: courtesy of Trevor Jinks, North Burnett, Queensland)

The Caterpillars of this species have been reported to feed on

  • Yamstick Mangrove ( Scyphiphora hydrophylacea, RUBIACEAE ).

    The adult moth has brown wings with vague dark bands. The forewing margins are serrated, and have a cusp about halfway. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

    The species has been found in

  • Western Australia, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New genera and species of Lepidoptera belonging to the family Noctuidae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 27 (1902), pp. 104-105.


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    (updated 6 November 2010)