Euproctis acatharta (Turner, 1906)
(previously known as Porthesia acatharta)
LYMANTRIIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Euproctis acatharta
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The adult moth has fawn forewings each with two sinuous white transverse lines, a yellow suffusion along the costa, pale veins, and several pale spots along the margin. The hindwings are plain fawn. The wingspan of the male moth is about 2.5 cms. The wingspan of the female moth is about 3.5 cms.

The species is found in :

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Lepidoptera, with synonymic and other notes,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 30 (1906), p. 124.


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    (written 4 March 2017)