Black Spot Moth

Epicoma melanospila (Wallengren, 1860)

The males and females are different to look at both having a tuft of yellow hairs on the tail however the wings on the male are white with a black spot and a diagonal dark strips across each forewing whilst the female features only the black spot. Both have their wings edged in orange and black

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What habitats does Epicoma melanospila live in?

Caterpillers can be found on trunks of host trees (various natives) during the day moving up to the leaves of a night to feed.

What is the distribution of Epicoma melanospila?

Eastern Australia From Queensland to Tasmania

How big does Epicoma melanospila grow?

Can grow to around 30mm

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