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


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

The adult moth of this species has forewings which are pale yellow, each with brown marks along the costa and around the margin, and with a big off-white circle, partly outlined in brown, in the middle of each wing. The hindwings are brown shading to orange at the bases. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species occurs in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Studies in Australian Microlepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 38 (1913), p. 198.


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    (written 16 March 2019)