Eustixis erythractis (Meyrick, 1887)
(previously known as Enaemia erythractis)
LACTURIDAE ,   ZYGAENOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Eustixis erythractis
(Specimen: courtesy of the The Australian Museum)

This adult moth has forewings which have a striking criss-cross pattern of scarlet on a yellow background. The hindwings are a uniform silky orange. Its wingspan is about 3 cms.

The species occurs in :

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.

    Eustixis erythractis
    (Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 7.20, p. 299.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of new Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 1, Part 4 (1887), pp. 1043-1044.

    Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
    A Guide to Australian Moths, CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 112.


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    (updated 1 November 2010)