Erebus macrops (Linnaeus, 1768) - Common Owl Moth

Taxonomic Information

Similar species:

Erebus Latreille, 1810 species known from India

Erebus acuta (Fawcett, 1917)

Erebus albicincta Kollar, [1844]

Erebus caprimulgus (Fabricus, 1775 )

Erebus ephesperis (Hübner, [1823])

Erebus gemmans (Guenée, 1852)

Erebus glaucopis (Walker, 1858)

Erebus hieroglyphica (Drury, 1773)

Erebus jaintiana (Swinhoe, 1896)

Erebus macrops (Linnaeus, 1768)

Erebus strigipennis (Moore, 1883)

Erebus superba (Swinhoe, 1908)

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

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Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh1
Arunachal Pradesh111
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi11
Goa
Gujarat1
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir1
Jharkhand
Karnataka211
Kerala11
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh1
Maharashtra2942521
Manipur1
Meghalaya1
Mizoram
Nagaland1
Odisha
Paschimbanga1
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu1
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal11
Total11551075832

Erebus macrops (Linnaeus, 1768) – Common Owl Moth: Acacia pennata, Entada sp. (Fabaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010).

  1. Holloway, J. D. 2005. The Moths of Borneo. Part 15/16. Noctuidae, Catocalini. Online version. Accessed August 2015.
  2. Kononenko, V. S. & A. Pinratana. 2005. Moths of Thailand, Volume 3: Noctuidae. An Illustrated Catalogue of the Noctuidae (Lepidoptera) in Thailand: Part 1: Herminiinae, Rivulinae, Hypeninae, Catocalinae, Aganainae, Euteliinae, Stictopterinae, Plusiinae, Pantheinae, Acronictinae and Agaristinae. Pl.26.

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Erebus macrops (Linnaeus, 1768) – Common Owl Moth. In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.71. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://moths.ncbs.res.in/erebus-macrops, accessed 2024/03/03.