Choreutis emplecta (Turner, 1942 )
(previously known as Simaethis emplecta)
CHOREUTINAE ,   CHOREUTIDAE ,   SESIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Choreutis emplecta
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art

The adults of this species have forewings with a complex pattern of orange, brown, white and grey. The hindwings are a plain brown. The wingspan is about 1 cm.

Choreutis emplecta
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The species is found in

  • Northern Territory,
  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.

    Choreutis emplecta
    underside
    (Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)


    Further reading :

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 22.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Fragmenta Lepidopterologica,
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 53 (1941), p. 93.


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    (updated 16 July 2008, 13 October 2013, 21 January 2016)