Miscera homotona (Swinhoe, 1892)
(formerly known as Balataea homotoma)
BRACHODIDAE ,   SESIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Miscera homotona
male, drawing by Charles Swinhoe, listed as Balataea homotoma
,
Catalogue of eastern and Australian Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the Oxford University Museum,
Part 1: Sphinges and Bombyces (1892), Plate II, Fig. 18,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

These adult moths have dark brown forewings. each with an orange mark in the middle. The hindwings are white each with a broad black band around the edge. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species has been found in

  • Queensland.

    Further reading :

    Charles Swinhoe,
    Sphinges and Bombyces,
    Catalogue of eastern and Australian Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the Oxford University Museum,
    Clarendon Press, Part 1 (1892), pp. 36-37, No. 145, and also Plate 2, Fig. 18.


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    (written 20 February 2015, updated 10 February 2016)