Eressa rhysoptila (Turner, 1922)
(formerly known as Ceryx rhysoptila)
SYNTOMIINI,   CTENUCHINAE,   ARCTIIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth of this species has black forewings with translucent spots. The hindwings are black, each with a lage yellow spot. The head is orange and black, with an orange collar, and the antennae black. The thorax is black with orange sides. 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.

The species has been found in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Studies in Australian Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria,
    Volume 35 (1923), pp. 26-27.


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    (written 18 April 2019)