Epicoma derbyana Strand, 1929
THAUMETOPOEINAE,   NOTODONTIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The thorax of the adult moths is brown and very hairy. Tha abdomen is black, tipped with a bunch of golden hairs. The forewings of this species are white, each with a lot of brown speckles, a subterminal brown line, and a brown band along the margin containing a row of white spots, and chequered edges. The hindwings are brown, and also have a marginal row of white spots and chequered edges. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

Epicoma derbyana
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The species is found 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. 178.

    Embrik Strand,
    Indo-Australian Bombyces and Sphinges,
    in Adalbert Seitz (ed.): The Macrolepidoptera of the World,
    Stuttgart : Alfred Kernen Verlag, Part 10 (1929), p. 376.


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    (updated 12 March 2010, 20 August 2018)