Eressa megalospilia Turner, 1922
SYNTOMIINI,   CTENUCHINAE,   ARCTIIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Eressa megalospilia
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species rather resembles a wasp. Its wings are basically black, with pale yellow translucent spots on each wing. The basal spot on each forewing is elongated. It has a large yellow spot on the thorax, and transverse black and yellow bands on its body. The hindwings are only about half the span of the forewings.

The species occurs in

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Studies in Australian Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria,
    Volume 35 (1922), p. 28.


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    (written 6 August 2013, 28 January 2016)