Imma vaticina Meyrick, 1912
IMMIDAE ,   IMMOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

These Caterpillars have been found on

  • Fenzlia species ( MYRTACEAE ).

    The adult moths of this species have grey/brown forewings each with a dark basal half, and a paler marginal half. The hindwings are white, each with black veins and a broad ragged brown band along the margin. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

    This species has been found in :

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Larvae and pupae of Imma acosma (Turner) and I. vaticina Meyrick (Lepidoptera: Immidae), and the taxonomic relationships of the family,
    Journal of the Australian Entomological Society,
    Vol. 18 (1979), pp. 33-38.

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 29.14, p. 312.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Exotic Microlepideoptera,
    Volume 1, Part 2 (1912), p. 39.

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


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    (created 27 May 2013)