Ericeia sobria Walker, 1858
(one synonym : Ericeia pampoecila Bethune-Baker, 1914)
CATOCALINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species have patterned brown wings, each with a vague darker submarginal band. The wingspan is about 5 cms.


(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The species occurs in

  • Borneo,
  • New Guinea,

    and in Australia in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    underside
    (Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 45.13, p. 451.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 136.

    Francis Walker,
    Noctuidae,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 13 (1858), p. 1089, No. 1.


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    (updated 28 July 2012)