Eloasa callidesma (Lower, 1896)
(previously known as: Lethocephala callidesma)
LIMACODIDAE ,   ZYGAENOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moths of this species have pale brown wings with a bold darker rusty brown marking at the base outlined in white on each forewing. The wingspan is up to 3 cms.


(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The species occurs in:

  • Queensland.


    underside
    (Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)


    Further reading :

    Oswald B. Lower,
    New Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 20 (1896), p. 153.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 104.

    Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
    A Guide to Australian Moths,
    CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 114.


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    (updated 11 May 2011)