Epicyrtica bryistis (Turner, 1902)
CALPINAE,   EREBIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The adult moths of this species are largely green, with several dark zig zag bands across each wing. The forewings each have a dark-outlined oval near the middle in a vague dark band across each wing, which meets another vague sub-hindmarginal band to form a 'T' shape. The hindwings are much paler than the forewings. The green coloration fades to brown in dead specimens. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

The species has been found in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    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. 109-110.


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    (written 30 December 2018)