Earias chlorodes Meyrick, 1902
Pale Earis
(one synonym: Earias ochrophylla Turner, 1902)
CHLOEPHORINAE ,   NOLIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA ,  
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Earias chlorodes

The moths of this species usually have shiny green forewings, although pale forms are known that are nearly white. The hindwings are satin white. The moths have a wingspan of about 2 cms.

Earias chlorodes
(Specimen: courtesy of the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney)

The species occurs over much of mainland Australia, including

  • Northern Territory,
  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria,
  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria - Part 2,
    Tiger Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (A)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria,
    2009, pp. 32-33.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of new Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    1902, p. 44.


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    (updated 17 April 2013)