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.

Earias luteolaria
(Photo: couresy of Harold McQueen, Goodna, Queensland)

The hindwings are white with a partial narrow rusty margin. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

Earias luteolaria
showing a hindwing
(Photo: couresy of Harold McQueen, Goodna, Queensland)

The underside is pale yellow with a brown spot near the middle of each wing, and a brown spot under the costa of each forewing.

Earias luteolaria
showing underside
(Photo: couresy of Harold McQueen, Goodna, Queensland)

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

  • Borneo,
  • Hong Kong,

    and in Australia in

  • Queensland.

    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.


    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, 21 December 2017)