Lactura picta (R. Felder & Rogenhofer, 1875)
(previously known as Mieza picta)
LACTURIDAE,   ZYGAENOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Lactura picta
male, drawing by Felder & Rogenhofer, listed as Mieza picta
,
Reise der Osterreichischen Fregatte Novara,
Band 2, Abtheilung 2 (5) (1875), plate CXXXVIII, fig. 49,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

This adult moth has forewings which are black with bold yellow patches. The hindwings are a uniform scarlet.

The species has been found in

  • Cape York (Queensland).


    Further reading :

    Rudolf Felder & Alois F. Rogenhofer,
    Zoologisher Theil,
    Reise der Osterreichischen Fregatte Novara,
    Band 2, Abtheilung 2 (5) (1875), p. 14, and also Plate 138, Fig. 49.


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    (written 4 June 2014)