Asura compsodes Turner, 1940
LITHOSIINAE,   ARCTIIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Asura compsodes
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

This species has black adult moths that have a yellow collar around the head, and a bold pattern of yellow spots on the wings. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

Asura compsodes
underside
(Photo: courtesy of Steve Solomons, Bateau Bay, New South Wales)

The species has been found in Australia in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of the Australian Arctiidae (Lepidoptera),
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 51 (1940), p. 100, No. 145.


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    (updated 24 April 2008)