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

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

These adult moths have dark brown forewings. each with one or two large orange marks. 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.

    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.


    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, 2 June 2019)