Earias smaragdina Butler, 1886
CHLOEPHORINAE ,   NOLIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA ,  
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Earias smaragdina
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The Caterpillars of this species feed on plants in MALVACEAE.

The adult moths have green forewings and white hindwings. The wingspan is about 1 cm.

The species has been found in northern Australia, including

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


    Further reading :

    Arthur G. Butler,
    Descriptions of 21 new genera and 103 new species of Lepidoptera Heterocera from the Australian region,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    1886, Part 4, p. 388, No. 11.

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

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 169.


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    (written 19 October 2014)