Euproctis emprepes Turner, 1931
LYMANTRIIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Specimen: courtesy of the The Australian Museum)

The adult moth is yellow, with a pattern of rusty red spots on the forewings, and a darker abdomen. If the moth in its natural posture is settled facing upward, it may be seen to be a Mr. Angry. It has a wingspan of about 3 cms.


Mr. Angry
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The species has been found in Queensland.


Further reading :

Buck Richardson,
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 108.

A. Jefferis Turner,
Revision of Australian Lepidoptera - Supplementary,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 56 (1931), p. 326.


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(updated 11 February 2010)