Eustixis panopsia (Turner, 1926)
(previously known as Lactura panopsia)
LACTURIDAE ,   ZYGAENOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


The adult moth of this species has forewings which are pale yellow with a network of brown and orange lines. Some specimens have such wide lines that they overlap each other, and cover the background altogether. The hind wings are a silky orange. The wing scales are very loose, and it is very hard to set a specimen without disturbing the pattern. Its wingspan is about 2 cms.


(Specimen: courtesy of the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney)

The species occurs in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,
    Melbourne University Press, 1990, plates 7.22, 24.13, p. 299.

    Peter Hendry,
    At the Light Trap,
    Butterflies and Other Invertebrates Club
    Newsletter, Issue 48 (March 2008), pp. 9-11.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Studies in Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 50 (1926), p. 146.


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    (updated 25 February 2004)