Urocoma limbalis (Herrich-Schaffer, 1855)
Bordered Browntail Moth
(also known as Euproctis limbalis)
LYMANTRIIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)

The adult moth has a dark brown body, and brown wings. The wings each have a scalloped band of white with a brown fringe along the margin. The wingspan is about 4 cms.


(Specimen: courtesy of the The Australian Museum)

The species is found in south-eastern Australia, including:

  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory, and
  • Victoria.


    drawing by Gottlieb August Wilhelm Herrich-Schäffer, listed as Porthesia limbalis
    ,
    Sammlung neuer oder wenig bekannter aussereuropäischer Schmetterlinge,
    Verzeichniss der in diesem Werke gelieferten Arten nach Reihenfolge ihrer Veroffentlichung,
    Series I, Volume 1, Part 3 (1855), Plate 91, fig. 389,
    image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University.


    Further reading :

    Gottlieb August Wilhelm Herrich-Schäffer,
    Sammlung neuer oder wenig bekannter aussereuropäischer Schmetterlinge,
    Verzeichniss der in diesem Werke gelieferten Arten nach Reihenfolge ihrer Veroffentlichung,
    Series I, Volume 1, Part 3 (1855), p. 70, and also Plate 91, fig. 389.

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: part 2,
    Tiger Moths and their Allies - Noctuoidea (A)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2009, pp. 16-19.


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    (updated 13 May 2011)