Ercheia ekeikei Bethune-Baker, 1906
(also known as Ercheia eceicei)
CATOCALINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Ercheia ekeikei
female
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species are dimorphic The female has brown forewings with a series of longitudinal light and dark stripes.

Ercheia ekeikei
male
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The male moths have blotchy brown forewings.

The hindwings of both sexes are darker brown with several white spots. The wingspans of the moths are both about 5 cms.

Ercheia ekeikei
female
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The species has been found in :

  • New Guinea,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland.

    Ercheia ekeikei
    female
    (Photo: courtesy of David Rentz, Kuranda, Queensland)


    Further reading :

    George Thomas Bethune-Baker,
    New Noctuidae from British New Guinea,
    Novitates Zoologicae,
    Volume 13 (1906), p. 248, No. 179.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, pp. 134-135 (male listed as Ercheia kebea).


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    (updated 10 March 2010, 16 March 2016)