Asura zebrina (Hampson, 1914)
LITHOSIINAE ,   ARCTIIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Asura zebrina
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

This species has adult moths that have a bold pattern of black and yellow. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

Asura zebrina
female, drawing : George F. Hampson, listed as Trichocerosia zebrina
,
Catalogue of the Amatidæ and Arctiadæ (Nolinæ, Lithosianæ) in the British Museum,
Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
Supplement 1 (1914), Plate XXXVIII, fig. 26,
Image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

The species has been found in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    George F. Hampson,
    Catalogue of the Amatidae and Arctiadae (Nolinae, Lithosianae) in the British Museum,
    Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
    Supplement 1 (1914), p. 739, No. 895, and also Plate 38, fig. 26.


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    (written 28 February 2015, updated 9 October 2015)