Euproctis subnobilis (Snellen, 1881)
(one synonym : Artaxa simulans Butler, 1884)
LYMANTRIIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Euproctis subnobilis
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adults are dark brown except for a yellow thorax, yellow forewing tips, a yellow tuft of hair on the tip of the abdomen, and a broad orange margin to the hindwings. The moths have a wingspan of about 5 cms.

Euproctis subnobilis
(Specimen: courtesy of the The Australian Museum)

This species lives in the rain forests of

  • Indonesia,

    and Australia in

  • North Queensland.


    Further reading :

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

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

    Pieter Cornelius Tobias Snellen,
    Nieuwe Exotische Tineinen,
    Tijdschrift voor Entomologie,
    Volume 24 (1881), p. 128.


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    (updated 11 February 2010)