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  Erabus moth (Erebus terminitincta)





Erabus moth | Erebus terminitincta photo
Erebus terminitincta is one of the largest moths I've seen. It flies like a big black butterfly.

Photograph copyright: ozwildlife - all rights reserved. Used with permission.



ERABUS MOTH FACTS

Identification
Erebus terminitincta is an impressive large moth. It has dark brown wings with large eye spots and a broad white band that curves round the centre of the fore wings and rear wings. The eyes are prominent and antennae are filaments held out in front. It has a fluttering flight and moves like a large black and white butterfly.

Size
wingspan 10 cm



Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Lepidoptera
Family:Noctuidae
Genus:Erebus
Species:terminitincta
Common Name:Erabus moth