Epopsima fasciolata (Butler, 1886)
(previously known as Erastria fasciolata)
ACONTIINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
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and
Stella Crossley

Epopsima fasciolata
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

This adult moth has a complex pattern of blue, black, white and brown on the forewings. The moth has a wing span of about 2 cms.

Epopsima fasciolata
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The species has been found in Australia in

  • Western Australia,
  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Arthur G. Butler,
    Descriptions of 21 new genera and 103 new species of Lepidoptera Heterocera from the Australian region,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    1886, Part 4, p. 403, No. 35.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 114.


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    (updated 23 June 2011)