Epicoma barytima Turner, 1917
THAUMETOPOEINAE,   NOTODONTIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Epicoma barytima
(Photo: courtesy of Axel Hausmann, SNSB, Zoologische Staatssammlung Muenchen)

The adult moth has forewings that are shining white, each with a submarginal arc of brown spots, a brown spot on the costa, another near the middle of the wing, and a broken sinuous brown line connecting them. The hindwings are pale brown, each with two brown submarginal arcs, and a brown spot near the middle. The head and thorax are covered in white hair. The wingspan is about 4 cms.

Epicoma barytima
(Photo: courtesy of the Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

This species occurs in :

  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Lepidopterological gleanings,
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 29 (1917), pp. 74-75, No. 43.


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    (written 29 June 2019)