Euchromia aemulina Butler, 1877
(one synonym : Euchromia minuta Rothschild, 1916)
EUCHROMIINI,   CTENUCHINAE,   ARCTIIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


Drawing by Embrik Strand, listed as Euchromia aemulia
,
Hylaethea-Euchromia, Indo-Australian Bombyces and Sphinges,
in Adalbert Seitz (ed.): The Macrolepidoptera of the World,
Stuttgart : Alfred Kernen Verlag, Volume 10 (1933), Plate 12, fig. g3,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Natural History Museum Library, London.

The adult moth of this species rather resembles a wasp. Its wings are basically black, with transparent spots on each wing. There is a reddish comma-shaped mark near the centre of each forewing. There are some transverse black and yellow, and black and orange, bands on the abdomen. The wingspan is about 4 cms. The hind wings are only about half the span of the forewings.

The species is found in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Arthur G. Butler,
    On a collection of Lepidoptera from Cape York and the south-east coast of New Guinea,
    Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London,
    1877, Part 2, p. 473.


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    (written 24 August 2018)