Anticrates zapyra Meyrick, 1907
LACTURIDAE,   ZYGAENOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

This adult moth has forewings which are pale yellow, each criss-crossed by a network of bold orange lines. The hindwings are pale orange, darkening toward the wingtips. The head, thorax, and abdomen are orange. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

The species occurs in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australasian Micro-lepidoptera. XIX. Plutellidae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 32 (1907), pp. 85-86,.


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    (written 26 December 2018)