Eressa geographica (Meyrick, 1886)
(previously known as Choromeles geographica)
SYNTOMIINI ,   CTENUCHINAE ,   ARCTIIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Eressa geographica
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species rather resembles a wasp. Its wings are basically black, with pale 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 geographica
underside
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The species occurs in

  • Northern Territory,
  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera I,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 1, Part 3 (1886), p. 785-786,


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    (updated 22 August 2012)