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Genus Epicoma Hübner, 1819


General References

Edwards, E.D. 1996. Notodontidae (Ceruridae). pp. 272-274, 366-367 in Nielsen, E.S., Edwards, E.D. & Rangsi, T.V. (eds). Checklist of the Lepidoptera of Australia. Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera. Collingwood : CSIRO Publishing Vol. 4 xiv 529 pp. & CD-ROM. [273] (Note #514: Epicoma Hübner, [1819]. Epicoma was divided into three genera by Kiriakoff (1970) and the male genitalia of some species are very different. However, if all the species are considered there is a gradual change in some genitalic characters while other characters run counter to Kiriakoff's (1970) groupings. If the genus is to be subdivided then more than three genera would be necessary. Nevertheless there are two well defined groups: E. argentata (Walker, 1865) to E. chrysosema Turner, (1922b) form one (the genus-group name Marane Walker, 1865 is available for this entity) and E. zelotes Turner, 1902 to E. poratificalis Rosenstock, 1885 form another (the genus-group name Epicoma Hübner is available for this entity). E. protrakens (Lucas, 1890) cannot be placed in Tearina Kiriakoff, 1970 with the unrelated Tearina nigrolineata Joicey, Noakes & Talbor, 1916) from New Guinea)


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