Epicopistis pleurospila Turner, 1933
CARPOSINIDAE ,   COPROMORPHOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Epicopistis pleurospila
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species has pale brown forewings, each with grey and yellow markings which fade to brown in museum specimens. The hindwings are plain pale grey. The wings all have a slightly recurved margins, and the forewings each have a slight cusp on their inner margins. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species has been found in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 57 (1933), p. 180.


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    (written 9 February 2013)