Epicoma argentata (Walker, 1865)
(previously known as Teara argentata)
THAUMETOPOEINAE ,   NOTODONTIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth has wings that are off-white, each with a submarginal row of whiter spots. The forewings each have a brown line along the costa. The abdomen is yellow. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

This species occurs in :

  • Western Australia,
  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 177.

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 32, Supplement 2 (1865), p. 355.


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    (updated 11 November 2012)