Erebus nyctaculis (Snellen, 1880)
(one synonym : Nyctipao javanensis Hampson, 1913)
CATOCALINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


female, drawing by George Francis Hampson, listed as Nyctipao javanensis
,
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
Noctuidæ, Volume XII (1913), Plate CCVI figure 2,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University.

The adult moths of this species have brown patterned wings, with an eyespot on each forewing. The wingspan is about 9 cms.


drawing by Pieter Cornelius Tobias Snellen,

Lepidoptera van Celebes verzameld door Mr. M.C. Piepers, met aanteekeningen en beschrijving der nieuwe soorten,
Tijdschrift voor Entomologie, Volume 23 (1880), Plate 7, fig. 1,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

The species has been found in

  • Indonesia,
  • Philippines,

    and in northern Australia including

  • Queensland.


    underside, drawing: Pieter Cornelius Tobias Snellen
    ,
    Lepidoptera van Celebes verzameld door Mr. M.C. Piepers, met aanteekeningen en beschrijving der nieuwe soorten,
    Tijdschrift voor Entomologie, Volume 23 (1880), Plate 7, fig. 1,
    image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.


    Further reading :

    Pieter Cornelius Tobias Snellen,
    Lepidoptera van Celebes verzameld door Mr. M.C. Piepers, met aanteekeningen en beschrijving der nieuwe soorten,
    Tijdschrift voor Entomologie,
    Volume 23 (1880), p. 95-96, No. 93, and also Plate 7, fig. 1.


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    (updated 24 June 2011, 24 September 2015, 27 March 2016)