Urocoma niphobola (Turner, 1902)
(previously known as Euproctis niphobola)
LYMANTRIIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moths of this species are dimorphic. The male has grey forewings with bands of white speckles, and with scalloped white spots along the margins.


female
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art

The females have plain grey forewings with few white speckles with scalloped white spots along the margins. The moths of both sexes have plain grey hindwings with an often fused set of scalloped white spots along the margins. Both sexes have a wingspan of about 4 cms.


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

The species has been found in

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


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


    Further reading :

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 110.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 26 (1902), pp. 179-180.


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    (updated 26 August 2008)