Simplicia erebina (Butler, 1887)
(previously known as Aginna erebina)
HERMINIIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


male
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Mission Beach, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species is brown with a straight pale-edged dark line across the margin of each forewing, and a curved one 0n each hindwing. The wingspan is about 3 cms. The male and female are similar, but the male has hairier legs.


female
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Mission Beach, Queensland)

This species can be found in the south-west Pacific, including

  • New Guinea,
  • Solomon Islands,

    as well as in Australia in:

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    underside of male
    (Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Mission Beach, Queensland)


    Further reading:

    Arthur G. Butler,
    Description of New Species of Moths (Noctuites) from the Solomon Islands,
    The Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
    Series 5, Volume 19 (1887), p. 437, No. 10.


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    (updated 9 April 2011)