Lamprolepida chrysochroa (R. Felder 1874)
(formerly known as Lamprolepis chrysochroa)
LIMACODIDAE ,   ZYGAENOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moths of this species have rusty brown forewings each with a darker band along the margin, and an even darker diagonal line. The hindwings are plain brown. The wingspan is up to 4 cms.


female, drawing by Rudolf Felder, listed as Lamprolepis chrysochroa
,
Reise der Osterreichischen Fregatte Novara,
Band 2, Abtheilung 2 (5) (1874), Plate LXXXII, Fig. 13,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

The species occurs in:

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Rudolf Felder,
    Zoologischer Theil: Lepidoptera,
    in R. Felder & A.F. Rogenhofer:
    Reise der Österreichischen Fregatte Novara um die Erde,
    Heft IV, Band 2, Abtheilung 2 (1874), p. 6, and also Plate 82, fig. 13.


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    (written 31 October 2014, updated 7 February 2016)