Euproctis melanorrhanta (Turner, 1931)
(formerly known as Porthesia melanorrhanta)
LYMANTRIINAE,   EREBIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Euproctis melanorrhanta
(Photo: courtesy of MickaŽl Villemagne , Airlie Beach, Queensland)

The forewings of the adult moth of this species can be white or yellow, but are speckled with black dots. The hindwings are white. The head and thorax are yellow. The male and female are similar, but the female has a yellow tuft at the tip of the abdomen. The moths have a wingspan of about 3 cms.

Euproctis melanorrhanta
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The species has been found in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera - Supplementary,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 56 (1931), p. 325.


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    (written 6 January 2022)