Brown Tussock Moth
Painted Pine Moth
White Tussock Moth 
Transverse Moth  
Crow Moth  
Native Budworm  
Lawn Armyworm
Lily Caterpillar


Erebus Moth - Erebus terminitincta

Family Noctuidae

This page contains pictures and information about Erebus Moths that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Bottom side, wingspan 100mm
This is one of the largest moth we even seen. The moth is dark brown in colour. It has two large eyespots on its front wings. 
wpe1.jpg (40862 bytes)  wpeA.jpg (44742 bytes)
We saw this moth once during late summer in Yugarapul Park, while we were looking for dragonflies on Bulimba Creek. The moth was hiding at the overhanging bank of the creek. 
wpeC.jpg (51227 bytes)  wpeE.jpg (32739 bytes)
The moth did not move a bit when we came very close. It flied and hided on another spot a few meter away when we touched it. It flied slowly with fluttering pattern. 

Up ] White Banded Noctuid 1 ] White Banded Noctuid 2 ] [ Erebus Moth ] Croton Caterpillar ] Guava Moth ] Tricolour Noctuid Moth ] Mocis disseverans ? ]

Back to Top

See us in Home page. Download large pictures in Wallpaper web page. Give us comments in Guest Book, or send email. A great way to support us is to buy the Brisbane Insects and Spiders CD.  
Last updated: April 22, 2005.