(previously known as Lactura panopsia)
LACTURIDAE , ZYGAENOIDEA
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.
The species occurs in
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, plates 7.22, 24.13, p. 299.
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.
(updated 25 February 2004)