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

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

The adult moth of this species has black forewings with some white and some yellow spots. The hindwings are black with yellow spots. The head is black and orange with a black collar, and the antennae black. The thorax is black with an orange patch. The abdomen has alternating black and orange bands. The moth has a wingspan of up to 3 cms. The hindwings are only about half the span of the forewings. but a smaller wingspan than the males.

The species has been found in

  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera: Family Geometridae,
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria,
    Volume 35 (1923), pp. 28-29.


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    (written 18 April 2019)