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

Lactura mactata
drawing by Felder & Rogenhofer, listed as Mieza mactata
,
Reise der Osterreichischen Fregatte Novara,
Band 2, Abtheilung 2 (5) (1875), Plate CXXXIX, fig. 44,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

This adult moth has forewings which are yellow with a network of scarlet arcs and lines. The hindwings are a uniform scarlet.

The species has been found in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Rudolf Felder & Alois F. Rogenhofer,
    Zoologisher Theil,
    Reise der Osterreichischen Fregatte Novara,
    Band 2, Abtheilung 2 (5) (1875), p. 14, and also Plate 139, fig. 44.


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    (written 4 June 2014)