Urocoma marginalis (Walker, 1855)
Margined Browntail Moth
(also known as Euproctis marginalis)
LYMANTRIIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Urocoma marginalis
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Blackheath, New South Wales)

The Caterpillars of this species feed nocturnally on Gum Trees ( Eucalyptus, MYRTACEAE ).

Urocoma marginalis
(Specimen: courtesy of the The Australian Museum)

The adult moth has a dark brown body, and brown wings. The wings have an irregular band of white along the edges. The wingspan is about 4 cms.

It is found over the eastern half of Australia, including

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,
    Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 43.11, p. 429.

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

    Francis Walker,
    Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 4 (1855), pp. 845-846, No. 2.


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    (updated 26 June 2010)