Hemonia micrommata (Turner, 1899)
(previously known as Eurodes micrommata)
LITHOSIINAE ,   ARCTIIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Hemonia micrommata
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

This species has adult moths have dark brown forewings with yellow patches, particularly on each costa near the wingtip. The hindwings are off-white. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

Hemonia micrommata
female, drawing by George F. Hampson,
Catalogue of the Arctiadæ (Nolinæ, Lithosianæ) in the Collection of the British Museum,
Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
Volume 2 (1900), Plate XXXIV, Figure 21.

The species has been found in :

  • Western Australia,
  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading: George F. Hampson,
    Catalogue of the Arctiadae (Nolinae, Lithosianae) in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
    Volume 2 (1900), p. 556, No. 1190 and also Volume 2 (1900), Plate 34, Figure 21.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Notes on Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 20, Part 1 (1899), p. 12.


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    (written 29 October 2014)