Earias

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Earias
Earias biplaga-6x12mm(fem.).jpg
Earias biplaga
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nolidae
Subfamily: Eariadinae
Genus: Earias
Hübner, 1825
Type species
*Earias clorana (Linnaeus, 1761)
Synonyms
  • Aphusia Walker, 1858
  • Digba Walker, 1862
  • Earis Stephens, 1834
  • Sinciana Strand, 1915

Earias is a genus of moth in the monotypic subfamily Eariadinae of the family Nolidae. Species are found throughout European, Asian and Australian continents.

Description[edit]

Palpi upturned and second joint reaching vertex of head. Third joint porrect and varying in length. Antennae minutely ciliated in male. Fore wings with veins 3 to 5 from near angle of cell, vein 6 from upper angle, and veins 7 to 9 stalked. Hind wings with veins 3 and 4 stalked, vein 5 absent, veins 6 and 7 from upper angle and vein 8 from center of cell.[1]

Species[edit]

Some species of this genus are:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hampson G. F. (1892). "The Fauna Of British India Including Ceylon And Burma Moths Vol-ii". Digital Library of India. p. 558. Retrieved 4 July 2016. [permanent dead link]