Lactura erythocera (R. Felder & Rogenhofer, 1875)
(previously known as Mieza erythocera)
LACTURIDAE,   ZYGAENOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Lactura erythocera
female, drawing by Felder & Rogenhofer, listed as Mieza erythocera
,
Reise der Osterreichischen Fregatte Novara,
Band 2, Abtheilung 2 (5) (1875), plate CXXXVIII, fig. 53,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

This adult moth has dark brown forewings each with two bold pale yellow zigzag stripes. The hindwings are a uniform scarlet.

The species has been found in

  • Cape York (Queensland).


    Further reading :

    Rudolf Felder & Alois F. Rogenhofer,
    Zoologisher Theil,
    Reise der Osterreichischen Fregatte Novara,
    Band 2, Abtheilung 2 (5) (1875), p. 13, and also Plate 138, fig. 53.


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    (written 4 June 2014, updated 26 May 2018)