Lactura laetifera (Walker, 1865)
(one synonym is Enaemia pyrochrysa Lower, 1894)
LACTURIDAE,   ZYGAENOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

This adult moth has pale brown forewings, each with orange spots and costal and subcostal streaks. The hindwings are orange. The head is orange, the thorax is white, and the abdomen is orange. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

The species occurs in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Oswald B. Lower,
    New Australian Heterocera.,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 18 (1894), p. 111.

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 31, Supplement 1 (1865), p. 258.


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    (written 26 December 2018)