Eloasa atmodes (Turner, 1902)
(one synonym: Parasa loxoleuca Turner, 1904)
LIMACODIDAE ,   ZYGAENOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


Female
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The female adult moth of this species is brown, with an irregular white band across each forewing. In life the wing margins and feet are golden, but the colour fades in museum specimens.


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

The male just has a brown pattern on the forewings.


Male
(Specimen: courtesy of the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney)

The moths have a wingspan of about 3 cms.


Female
(Specimen: courtesy of the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney)

The species has been caught

  • Queensland.


    Female


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,
    Melbourne University Press, 1990, p. 301.

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

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 26 (1902), pp. 192-193.


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    (created 9 February 2005, updated 4 January 2012)