Imma lyrifera Meyrick, 1910
IMMIDAE ,   IMMOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Imma lyrifera
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

These adult moths have brown forewings each with an irregular orange arc across the middle and an orange margin. The hindwings are transparent, each with a broad black margin and costa. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

This species has been found in :

  • Indonesia, and
  • New Guinea,

    and also in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 7.30, p. 312.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions Malayan Micro-lepidoptera,
    Transactions of The Entomological Society of London,
    1910, p. 466.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 98.

    Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
    A Guide to Australian Moths, CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 117.


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    (created 3 January 2012)