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Yellow Spot Epicoma Moth - Epicoma protrahens


This page contains pictures and information about Yellow Spot Epicoma Moths that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Wingspan 30mm
The moths are dark brown in colour with a white-yellow dot at the centre of each fore wing. There are the line of white dots and another of yellow line along the fore wing edge. 
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The moth was also found outside out office which they were attached by the window light.
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Dec 2007, Bulimba Creek near Sunnybank 
The caterpillars can be found on Bottlebrush feeding in group. They are hairy with two black dots on first two abdominal segments. Later instars are solitary. They become communal again when pupation. They pupate next to each others between leaves on food plant.

1. Epicoma protrahens Australia Moths Online, 2007.
2. Epicoma protrahens Caterpillars of Australian NOTODONTIDAE, by Don Herbison-Evans & Stella Crossley, 2010.
3. Moths of Australia - I. F. B. Common, Melbourne University Press, 1990, p425. 
4. A Guide to Australian Moths - Paul Zborowski, Ted Edwards, CSIRO PUBLISHING, 2007, p173.  


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