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Brown Ring Epicoma Moth - Epicoma tristis


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

Wingspan 30mm
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First picture was taken in Wishart Outlook along Bulimba Creek during mid summer. Second picture was taken On White Hill during early winter, when the moth was sun-bathing on a wattle tree. The moth's forewings are dark brown in colour, with two rows of creamy spots along the wing edges. In the middle of its forewings there is a dark ring with a yellow dot . 
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Feb 2008, Karawatha Forest, Lagoon 
Their Caterpillars are dark grey with short hair. They usually found feed in group, may be seen in procession. Their host plants include gum tree.
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We are not sure if the caterpillars shown in this page are exactly the Brown Ring Epicoma Moth larvae, they look very close anyway. Caterpillar of genus Epicoma are hard to be distinguished unless rearing them to see the moths. 

1. Epicoma tristis Australia Moths Online, 2007.
2. Epicoma tristis  Caterpillars of Australian NOTODONTIDAE, by Don Herbison-Evans & Stella Crossley, 2007.
3. Moths of Australia - I. F. B. Common, Melbourne University Press, 1990, p425. 


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