Sympycnodes epicycla (Turner, 1945)
(previously known as Endoxyla epicycla)
ZEUZERINAE ,   COSSIDAE ,   COSSOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Sympycnodes epicycla
(Photo: courtesy of Jenny Holmes, Great Western, Victoria)

These adult moths have forewings that are grey each with broken wiggly black lines, and a prominent black spot near the middle. The hindwings are plain grey or brown. The wingspan is about 4.5 cms.

The species occurs in

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


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 26.8, p. 272.

    Axel Kallies & Douglas J. Hilton,
    Revision of Cossinae and small Zeuzerinae from Australia (Lepidoptera: Cossidae),
    Zootaxa,
    3454 (2012), p. 28.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    A revision of the Australian Cossidae (Lepidoptera),
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 56 (1945), pp. 51-52, No. 15.

    Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
    A Guide to Australian Moths, CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 93.


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    (updated 16 September 2013)