Euproctis leonina (Turner, 1903)
(formerly known as Heracula leonina)
LYMANTRIIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Euproctis leonina
(Specimen: courtesy of the The Australian Museum, listed as Euproctis habrostola)

The adult moth is brown, with a yellow spot in the middle of each forewing. The moth has a wingspan of about 6 cms.

The species is found in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Lepidoptera, with synonymic and other notes,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 27 (1903), p. 17.


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    (updated 29 September 2009, 22 December 2012)