Euproctis actor Turner, 1921
(also known as Nygmia actor)
LYMANTRIIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

This adult moth has a black body with an orange hairy tuft on the tail. The forewings are brown with pale spots along the margin and another pale spot in the middle. The hind wings are plain orange. The male moth has a wingspan up to 5 cms. The female moth has a wingspan of about 7 cms.


(Specimen: courtesy of the The Australian Museum)

It is a rainforest species from

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, p. 429.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera - Liparidae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 45 (1920), p. 486, No. 33.


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    (updated 8 February 2010)