Lactura dives Walker, 1854
LACTURIDAE,   ZYGAENOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Lactura dives
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

This adult moth has forewings which are dark brown, each with seven variable yellow spots. The hindwings are yellow, each with a broad black band along the margin. The palps and antennae are black, the head is orange, and the thorax is black. The abdomen is orange with a broad black dorsal line. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

The species occurs in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Francis Walker,
    Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 2 (1854), pp. 485-486.


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    (written 26 December 2018)