Acyphas pelodes (Lower, 1893)
(previously known as Euproctis pelodes)
LYMANTRIIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth has fawn forewings each with a dark submarginal band and diffuse dark spot near the middle. The hindwings are plain fawn. The wingspan of the moth is about 3 cms.

The species is found in :

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


    Further reading :

    Oswald B. Lower,
    New Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 17, Part 1 (1893), p. 150.


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    (written 4 March 2017)