Anticrates phaedima Turner, 1913
LACTURIDAE,   ZYGAENOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Anticrates phaedima
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

This adult moth has forewings which are brown each with pale yellow patches. The hindwings are pale orange, darkening toward the wingtips. The head is yellow, the thorax black, and the abdomen is orange. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species occurs in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Studies in Australian Microlepidoptera.,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 38 (1913), p. 197.


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    (written 26 December 2018)