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  Green Drab moth (Ophiusa tirhaca)





Green Drab moth | Ophiusa tirhaca photo
Green Drab

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GREEN DRAB MOTH FACTS

Identification
Ophiusa tirhaca is a brown moth of the Noctuidae family. The forewings are light brown with prominent vein pattern, and wide irregular dark brown border along the outer edge of the wing. There is a dark brown spot two thirds of the way down the leading wing edge, and a brown crescent near the centre of the forewings. The hindwings have a broad broken dark band near the edge.

Size
wingspan about 5cm

Food
The larvae feed on foliage of shrubs and trees including some Eucalyptus species.

Range
Ophiusa tirhaca is found in Southern Europe, Africa, southern Asia. In Australia it is found in New South Wales and Queensland.



Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Lepidoptera
Family:Noctuidae
Genus:Ophiusa
Species:tirhaca
Common Name:Green Drab moth