Endoxyla vittata (Walker, 1856)
Orange-lined Wood Moth
(one synonym: Zeuzera congerens, Swinhoe, 1892)
ZEUZERINAE ,   COSSIDAE ,   COSSOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of David Knowles, East Hyden, Western Australia)

The adult moths of this species have a striking pattern of white and dark brown on the wings, with an orange line running from base to tornus on each forewing. The hindwings are white. The wingspan is about 6 cms.

Endoxyla vittata
drawing by Charles Swinhoe, listed as Zeuzera congerens,
Catalogue of eastern and Australian Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the Oxford University Museum,
Part 1: Sphinges and Bombyces (1892), Plate VIII, Fig. 5,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by University of California Libraries.

The species occurs in

  • Western Australia.


    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), p. 282, No. 1302, and also Plate 8, Fig. 5.

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 5 (1855), pp. 1117-1118.


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    (updated 25 July 2007, 31 March 2015)