(one synonym is Eupterote doddi Turner, 1911)
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The adult moths have dimorphic wing patterns, although both sexes have orange abdomen.
The males vary from off-white to brown, with dark straight and zigzag lines across each wing. The males have a wingspan of about 10 cms.
The female is has brown forewings, each with dark straight and zigzag lines, a prominent white spot near the middle, and recurved wingtips. The female moth has a wingspan of about 12 cms.
The species occurs in the tropical north of Australia in
Further reading :
Thomas P. Lucas,
On Queensland and other Australian Macro-Lepidoptera, with Localities and Descriptions of new Species,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 2, Volume 6, Part 2 (1894), p. 286.
R.G. Oberprieler, W.A. Nässig, & E.D. Edwards,
Ebbepterote, a new geus for the Australian 'Eupterote' expansa (T.P. Lucas), with a revised classification of the family Eupterotidae (Lepidoptera),
Volume 17 (2003) p.105.
A. Jefferis Turner,
Studies in Australian Lepidoptera,
Annals of the Queensland Museum,
Volume 10 (1911), pp. 132-133.
(written 17 November 2020)