Eustixis parallela (Meyrick, 1889)
(one synonym : Enaemia eupoecila Turner, 1903)
LACTURIDAE ,   ZYGAENOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Lactura parallela
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

This adult moth has forewings which are white with a network of orange and purple lines. The purple fades to brown in dead specimens. The hindwings are plain orange. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

The species occurs in

  • New Guinea,

    and in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    On some Lepidoptera from New Guinea,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    1889, p. 522, No. 174.

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


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    (updated 8 February 2010)