Scaptesyle equidistans (T.P. Lucas, 1890)
(previously known as Comarchis equidistans)
LITHOSIINAE ,   ARCTIIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Scaptesyle equidistans
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

This species has adult moths with forewings that are black, each crossed by 4 yellow bands. The hindwings are yellow with a broad black border around the margins. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

The species has been found in :

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading:

    Thomas P. Lucas,
    On Queensland and other Australian Macro-Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 4, Part 4 (1890), pp. 1080-1081.


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    (written 10 February 2013)