Euproctis epaxia Turner, 1906
(also known as Artaxa epaxia)
LYMANTRIIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

This adult moth has pale orange forewings, and each has a dark zigzag submarginal band, and a similar but smaller mark near the base. The hindwings are plain pale yellow. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

This species has been caught in the rainforests of

  • Papua,

    and in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 19.20, p. 429.

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

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Lepidoptera, with Synonymic and other Notes,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 30 (1906), p. 125.

    Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
    A Guide to Australian Moths, CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 180.


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    (updated 22 August 2008)