Anticrates metreta (Turner, 1903)
(previously known as Epopsia metreta)
LACTURIDAE,   ZYGAENOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Anticrates metreta
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

This adult moth has forewings which are brown each with a pale yellow band outlined in orange across the middle, and other pale yellow patches at the base, the tornus, and the apex. The hindwings are plain brown. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species occurs in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 28.18, p. 298.

    Peter Hendry,
    Gems of the North
    Metamorphosis,
    Issue 52 (March 2009), pp.19-21,
    Butterflies and Other Invertebrates Club.

    Graham McDonald,
    Moths of Kutini-Payamu (Iron Range) National Park,
    Metamorphosis Australia,
    Issue 76 (March 2015), pp. 10-11, fig.7,
    Butterflies and Other Invertebrates Club.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 99.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 28 (1903), p. 90.


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    (updated 7 February 2010, 14 March 2015)