Eloasa calida Walker, 1865
(one synonym is Lethocephala eremospila Lower, 1902)
LIMACODIDAE,   ZYGAENOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Eloasa calida
(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.

The species has been found in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Oswald B. Lower,
    Descriptions of new genera and species of Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 26 (1902), p. 219.

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 32 (1865), p. 494.


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    (written 30 October 2018)