Cyclura lechriodes (Turner, 1926)
(previously known as Amphitorna lechriodes)
DREPANIDAE ,   DREPANOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Cyclura lechriodes
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species has yellow or brown wings, with two curved submarginal lines on each wing, and with dark patches near the middle, and near the middle of the margin of each forewing. The forewings have the characteristic hooked wingtips of this moth family DREPANIDAE. The wingspan of the male is about 3 cms. The wingspan of the female is nearer 4 cms.

The species occurs in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 54.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera: Drepanidae, Limacodidae, Zygaenidae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 51 (1926), pp. 414-415, No. 1.


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    (created 2 April 2012)