Epicyrtica leucostigma (Turner, 1902)
(previously known as Euplexia leucostigma)
AMPHIPYRINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Epicyrtica leucostigma
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory)

The adult moth of this species has brown forewings each with a subtle pattern including a large pale partial spiral near the middle. The hindwings are brown, paler at the bases. The wingspan is about 3 cms.


male, drawing by George Francis Hampson, listed as Euplexia leucostigma,

Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
Noctuidæ, Volume VII (1908), Plate CXIV, fig. 20,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University.

The species has been found in:

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania.


    Further reading :

    George Francis Hampson,
    Catalogue of Noctuidae in the British Museum,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
    Volume 7 (1908), p. 249, No. 3037, and also Plate 114, fig. 20.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New genera and species of Lepidoptera belonging to the family Noctuidae.,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 27 (1902), pp. 82-83.


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    (updated 18 November 2011, 10 April 2017)