Epicoma pontificalis Rosenstock, 1885
Mottled Epicoma
THAUMETOPOEINAE,   NOTODONTIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Epicoma pontificalis
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Woodall, Brisbane, Queensland)

The adult moths have forewings that are dark brown speckled with gold flecks, with a double row of orange spots along the termen. The central area of each forewing has a dark ring with a yellow dot in the middle. The hindwings are dark brown with a gold border. The wingspan is about 4 cms.

Epicoma pontificalis
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: part 2)

The species has found in south-eastern Australia, including:

  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria,
  • Tasmania, and
  • South Australia.


    Further reading :

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: part 2,
    Tiger Moths and their Allies - Noctuoidea (A)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2009, pp. 10-11.

    Rudolph Rosenstock,
    Notes on Australian Lepidoptera, with descriptions of new species,
    Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
    Volume 5, Part 16 (1885), p. 383.


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    (updated 16 March 2013)