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

Epicoma barnardi
female
(Photo: courtesy of David Rentz, Kuranda, Queensland)

The wings of the adult female moths of this species are dark grey, each with a submarginal arc of pale spots. The forewings also have a lot of pale brown speckles concentrating near the bases. The abdomen is black, tipped with a bunch of golden hairs.

The males are similar to the females except for the forewings, which are white each with a curvy dark submarginal line. Both sexes have a wingspan of about 4 cms.

The species is found in

  • Northern Territory, and
  • 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. 1088-1089.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, pp. 177-178.


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    (written 11 January 2012)