Eressa strepsimeris (Meyrick, 1886)
(one synonym is Eressa xanthostacta Hampson, 1903)
SYNTOMIINI,   CTENUCHINAE,   ARCTIIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Eressa strepsimeris
(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 yellowish spots. The head is orange and black, and the antennae black. The thorax is black and orange. 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,
    Descriptions of new Syntomidae and Arctiadae,
    Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
    Series 7, Volume 11 (1903), p. 339, No. 212a.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera. I,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 1, Part 3 (1886), p. 786, No. 141.


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    (written 18 April 2019)