Ercheia dubia (Butler, 1874)
(previously known as : Catephia dubia)
CATOCALINAE,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
Don Herbison-Evans
( donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Ercheia dubia
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art

The adult moth of this species is grey or brown, with two large black patches on each forewing: one at the base and one at the wingtip. The hindwings are darker, and each has a large central white spot. The wingspan is about 4 cms.

The species has been found in :

  • Japan,
  • New Guinea,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Arthur G. Butler,
    Revision of the homopterous genera Cosmoscarta and Phymatostetha, with descriptions of new species,
    Cistula Entomologica,
    Volume 1 (1874), pp. 292-293.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 134.


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    (updated 13 April 2013)