Polylopha epidesma Lower, 1901
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Don Herbison-Evans
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Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth of this species has brown forewings, with intricate patterns. The forewings have sinuous hind-margins. The hindwings are plain brown, darkening at the wingtips. The hindwings have a slightly concave margin. The wingspan is about 1.6 cms.

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

The species occurs in Australia in:

  • Northern Territory,
  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Oswald B. Lower,
    Descriptons of new genera and species of Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 25 (1901), pp. 71-72.


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    (written 23 April 2019)