Hemonia micrommata (Turner, 1899)
(previously known as Eurodes micrommata)
LITHOSIINI,   ARCTIINAE,   EREBIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

This species has adult moths have dark brown forewings with yellow patches, particularly on each costa near the wingtip.

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

The hindwings are off-white. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

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

The species has been found in :

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

    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,
    image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.


    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, updated 3 June 2018, 31 August 2019)