Epicoma argentosa (T.P. Lucas, 1890)
(previously known as Teara argentosa)
THAUMETOPOEINAE ,   NOTODONTIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Epicoma argentosa
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richarson, Kuranda, Queensland)

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 of the male is about 4 cms. The wingspan of the female is about 4.5 cms.

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

This species occurs in :

  • Queensland.

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


    Further reading :

    Thomas P. Lucas,
    On Queensland and other Australian macro-lepidoptera, with localities, and descriptions of new species,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 4, Part 4 (1890), pp. 1089-1090.


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    (updated 11 November 2012)