Earias paralella T.P. Lucas, 1898
Three-barred Earis
(erroneously known as Earias parallela)
CHLOEPHORINAE ,   NOLIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA ,  
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Earias paralella
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)

The caterpillars of this species have been found on

  • Chinese Lantern ( Abutilon, MALVACEAE ).

    The adult moths are pale brown with three faint darker greenish diagonal bands across each forewing. The hindwings are white shading to pale brown at the margins. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

    The species has been found in Australia in

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


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,
    Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 48.10, p. 458.

    Thomas P. Lucas,
    Descriptions of Queensland Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 13 (1898), p. 73.

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


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    (updated 14 April 2013)