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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.
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Once we found the moth get caught by a Wattle Jumping Spider Sandalodes scopifer. When we came closer have a look, the spider drop the moth and ran away. The moth was motionless anyway. 
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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. 

1. Epicoma protrahens Australia Moths Online, 2007.
2. Epicoma protrahens Caterpillars of Australian NOTODONTIDAE, by Don Herbison-Evans & Stella Crossley, 2007.
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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