Euproctis habrostola Turner, 1902
(also known as Nygmia habrostola)
LYMANTRIIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Euproctis habrostola
male
(Specimen: courtesy of the The Australian Museum)

The adult male moth is brown, with a yellow spot in the middle of each forewing. The male has a wingspan of about 4 cms. The male has a pale tuft of hairs on the tip of the abdomen.

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

The female has uniformly pale brown forewings and yellow hindwings, and underneath she is a uniform yellowy brown. The female is larger than the male, and has a wingspan of about 5 cms. The abdomen of both sexes is dark brown on top and yellow underneath.

Euproctis habrostola
female, underside
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The species is found in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 26 (1902), p. 179.


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    (updated 29 September 2009, 22 December 2012)