Ericeia eriophora (Guenée, 1852)
(previously known as Hulodes eriophora)
CATOCALINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Ericeia eriophora
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species have variable patchy brown wings. The males have a dark kidney-shape mark on each forewing. The wingspan is about 5 cms.

The species is been found in south-east Asia, including

  • Borneo,
  • India,
  • New Guinea,

    and also in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Achille Guenée,
    Noctuélites III,
    in Boisduval & Guenée:
    Histoire Naturelle des Insectes; Spécies Général des Lépidoptères,
    Volume 9, Part 7 (1852), p. 210, No. 1611.


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    (updated 8 October 2011)