Eressa angustipenna (T.P. Lucas, 1890)
(previously known as Hydrusa angustipenna)
SYNTOMIINI ,   CTENUCHINAE ,   ARCTIIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Eressa angustipenna
(Photo: courtesy of Christine Ashe, Wyee, New South Wales)

The adult moth of this species rather resembles a wasp. Its wings are basically black, with yellow translucent spots on each wing. It has transverse black and yellow bands on its body. It has a wingspan of about 2 cms. The hind wings are only about half the span of the forewings.

Eressa angustipenna
(Photo: courtesy of Christine Ashe, Wyee, New South Wales)

The species has been found in

  • Philippines,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.

    Eressa angustipenna
    (Photo: courtesy of Christine Ashe, Wyee, New South Wales)


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, Fig. 44.4, p. 439.

    Thomas P. Lucas,
    On Queensland and other Australian macro-lepidoptera, with localities, and descriptions of new species,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 4, Part 4 (1890), p. 1087.


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    (updated 7 November 2008)