Earias luteolaria Hampson, 1891
CHLOEPHORINAE ,   NOLIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA ,  
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Earias luteolaria
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species have forewings that are yellow with a central brown spot and several broken brown lines across them, and have narrow rusty margins with short white hairy fringes. The hindwings are white with a partial narrow rusty margin. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

Earias luteolaria
drawing by George Francis Hampson,

The Lepidoptera Heterocera of the Nilgiri District,
Illustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the British Museum,
Part VIII (1891), Plate CXXXIX, fig. 16,
Image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

This species is found across south-east Asia, including:

  • Borneo,
  • Hong Kong,

    and in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    George Francis Hampson,
    The Lepidoptera Heterocera of the Nilgiri District,
    Illustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the British Museum,
    Part 8 (1891), p. 46, and also Plate 139, fig. 16.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 168.


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    (updated 1 April 2011)