Eloasa brevipennis (Hering, 1931)
(formerly known as Parasa brevipennis)
LIMACODIDAE,   ZYGAENOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The moths have patchy brown forewings, sometimes each with a diagonal white line across the middle. The hindwings are pale brown. The moths have a wingspan of about 3 cms.

Eloasa brevipennis
drawing by Erich Martin Hering, listed as Parasa brevipennis
,
in Adalbert Seitz (ed.): The Macrolepidoptera of the World,
Bombyces and Sphinges of the Indo-Australian Region, Plate 87, Fig. c1,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Natural History Museum Library, London.

The species has been found in

  • Western Australia, and
  • Northern Territory.


    Further reading :

    Erich Martin Hering,
    Bombyces and Sphinges of the Indo-Australian Region,
    in Adalbert Seitz (ed.): The Macrolepidoptera of the World,
    Volume 10 (1933), p. 697, and also Plate 87, Fig. c1.


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    (written 29 October 2018)