Euproctis trispila (Turner, 1921)
(previously known as Porthesia trispila)
LYMANTRIIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

This adult moth is basically brown or yellow. Each forewing has two sinuous pale lines across it, and some indistinct pale blotches on the margin. The hindwings are plain cream coloured. The abdomen is dark brown with a hairy yellow tip. The wingspan is about 2 cms.


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

The species appears to have been found in

  • Pakistan,

    but is found rather more commonly in Australia in

  • Queensland.


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


    Further reading :

    Buck Richardson,
    Mothology,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2008, p. 20.

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

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera - Liparidae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 45, Part 4 (1921), p. 479.


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    (updated 24 July 2012)