Epicoma chrysosema Turner, 1922
THAUMETOPOEINAE,   NOTODONTIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Epicoma chrysosema
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The adult moth has forewings that are shining white, each with brown markings including a submarginal arc of brown spots, a brown spot on the costa, another near the middle of the wing, and a sinuous brown line connecting them. The hindwings are brown, each with a submarginal arc of white spots. The head of the male has brown hair, and the head of the female has white hair. The thorax of both sexes has white hair. The wingspan of the female is about 4 cms. The wingspan of the male is about 3 cms.

This species occurs in :

  • Western Australia, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera. Saturniadae, Bombycidae, Eupterotidae, Notodontidae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 47 (1922), . 366-367, No. 8.


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    (written 29 June 2019)