Chrysoscota tanyphara (Turner, 1940)
LITHOSIINAE ,   ARCTIIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Chrysoscota tanyphara
female
(Photo: courtesy of Dave Britton, of the Australian Museum, and the Australian National Insect Collection)

The adult moths of this species have brown forewings each with several arrow-head markings. The hindwings are plain brown. The wings are elongated compared with most other moths in LITHOSIINAE. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

The species is found in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    A revision of the Australian Arctiidae (Lepidoptera),
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 51 (1940), p. 56, No. 3.


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    (written 11 June 2017)