Epicyrtica melanops (Lower, 1902)
Melanic Double-spot
(formerly known as Caradrina melanops)
CALPINAE,   EREBIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Epicyrtica melanops
(Photo: courtesy of the Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The adult moths of this species have dark brown forewings, each with a pattern of darker curved lines and pale patches. The hindwings are off-white, shading darker at the margins. The wing margins are slightly sinuous. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

The species has been found in

  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria,
  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.

    Epicyrtica melanops
    undersides
    (Photo: courtesy of the Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)


    Further reading :

    Oswald B. Lower,
    Descriptions of new genera and species of Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 26 (1902), p. 226.

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


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    (written 11 May 2019)