Euproctis crocea (Walker, 1865)
(previously known as Chionophasma crocea)
LYMANTRIIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Specimen: courtesy of the The Australian Museum)

The adult moth is uniformly brown, except for a lighter spot in the centre of each forewing, and a dark abdomen. The moth has a wingspan of about 4 cms.


Further reading :

Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, p. 430.

Francis Walker,
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 32, Supplement 2 (1865), pp. 355-356.


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(updated 23 August 2004)