Macrobrochis gigas

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Macrobrochis gigas
Macrobrochis gigas.jpg
From Peravoor, Kerala, India
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Family: Erebidae
Genus: Macrobrochis
M. gigas
Binomial name
Macrobrochis gigas
(Walker, 1854)
  • Lithosia gigas Walker, 1854
  • Macrobrochis interstitialis Herrich-Schäffer, [1856]
  • Macrobrochis leucospilota Moore, 1878
  • Macrobrochis nigrescens Moore, 1878
  • Macrobrochis atrata Butler, 1881
  • Macrobrochis albicans Butler, 1881

Macrobrochis gigas is a moth of the family Erebidae. It was described by Francis Walker in 1854. It is found in China (Yunnan),[1] India (Sikkim), Bhutan, Nepal, Indonesia, Hong Kong and Taiwan. The habitat consists of woodlands.


Adults have been recorded on wing from March to May. There is one generation per year. The species is possibly involved in a mimicry relationship with Eterusia aedea.[2]


  1. ^ Savela, Markku. "Macrobrochis gigas (Walker, 1854)". Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms. Retrieved January 29, 2018.
  2. ^ Hong Kong Moths