Ebbepterote expansa (T.P. Lucas, 1891)
(formerly known as Darala expansa)
EUPTEROTINAE,   EUPTEROTIDAE,   BOMBYCOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Ebbepterote expansa
female, digitally repaired
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The adult moths of this species have brown forewings, each with various markings including two dark-edged spots near the costa, separated by a straight pale-edged dark diagonal line. The hindwings are brown, each with a submarginal arc of six large dark teeth. The wingspan is about 12 cms.

The species has been found in Australia in

  • Queensland.

    This moth looks remarkably like Chelepteryx chalepteryx.


    Further reading :

    Thomas P. Lucas,
    On Queensland and other Australian Lepidoptera with descriptions of new species.,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 6, Part 2 (1891), p. 286.


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    (updated 30 March 2009)