Hydroclada antigona Meyrick, 1889
(one synonym : Miresa binea H. Druce, 1899)
LIMACODIDAE ,   ZYGAENOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Hydroclada antigona
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art

The adult moths of this species have brown forewings with dark markings, including a vague large capital 'A' with its vertex at the wingtip, and with a dark spot near the middle, of each forewing. The hindwings are plain brown. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

The species occurs in

  • New Guinea,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Herbert Druce,
    Descriptions of some new species of Heterocera from tropical America, Africa, India, and the Eastern Islands,
    Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
    Series 7, Part 3 (1899), p. 474.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Lepidoptera from New Guinea,
    Transactions of The Entomological Society of London,
    1889, p. 457.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 105.


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    (written 28 May 2013, updated 16 March 2017)