Lactura rubritexta (Meyrick, 1913)
(formerly known as Mieza rubritexta)
LACTURIDAE,   ZYGAENOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

This adult moth has pale yellow forewings, each with a network of orange lines. The hindwings are pale orange. The head and thorax are yellow crossed by orange lines. The abdomen is orange. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species occurs in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Hyponomeutidae
    Exotic Microlepideoptera,
    Volume 1 (1915), pp. 141-142.


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    (written 21 October 2019)