Epicyrtica docima (Turner, 1920)
Beautiful Double-spot
(formerly known as Euplexia docima)
CALPINAE,   EREBIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species have black and white chequered patterns on each forewing, with some brown infilling. The hindwings are grey, fading to off-white at the bases. The forewing margins each have a rounded angle. The hindwing margins are slightly sinuous. The wingspan is about 3.5 cms.

The species has been found in

  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria - Part 8,
    Night Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA(B)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2017, pp. 30-31.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of the Australian Noctuidae,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 44 (1920), pp. 143-144.


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    (written 10 May 2019)