(previously known as Tortyra prodigella)
CHOREUTINAE, CHOREUTIDAE, SESIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Mission Beach, Queensland)
The adults of this species have dark brown wings, with metallic blue patches on the forewings and an orange patch on each hindwing. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species is found in
and in Australia in
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 7.2, p. 293.
Descriptions of Australasian Micro-Lepidoptera, Part xix,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 32 (1907), p. 100.
Descriptions Malayan Micro-Lepidoptera,
Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
1910, p. 464.
(updated 21 August 2004)