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

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

The Caterpillars of this species have been reported feeding on:

  • Paperbark ( Melaleuca species, MYRTACEAE ).

    The adult moths have uniformly pale brown forewings and yellow hindwings, The undersides are similar. The female is larger than the male, and has a wingspan of about 5 cms. The females often have a broad dark streak along the inner margin of the hindwing. The abdomen of both sexes is dark brown on top and yellow underneath.

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

    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, 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)