Eressa megatorna Hampson, 1898
SYNTOMIINI,   CTENUCHINAE,   ARCTIIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Eressa megatorna
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The adult moth of this species has black wings with translucent yellow spots. The head is orange with a black collar, and the antennae black. The thorax is black. The abdomen has alternating black and orange bands. The moth has a wingspan of about 3 cms. The hindwings are only about half the span of the forewings.

The species has been found in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    George F. Hampson,
    Catalogue of the Syntomidae in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
    Volume 1 (1898), p. 122, No. 227.


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    (written 18 April 2019)