Pseudanapaea denotata (Walker, 1865)
(previously known as Anapaea denotata)
LIMACODIDAE ,   ZYGAENOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species are pale brown, with plain hindwings, and with various darker spots and arcs on the forewings, A group of three dark brown spots are evident in an arc halfway along the inner margin of each forewing. The wingspan is about 3 cms.


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

The species occurs in

  • Papua,

    and widely in Australia, including

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria,
  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.


    underside
    (Photo: copyright of Brett and Marie Smith, at Ellura Sanctuary, South Australia)


    Further reading :

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 106.

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 32, Supplement 2 (1865), p. 474.

    Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
    A Guide to Australian Moths, CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 113.


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    (updated 1 November 2010, 13 December 2016)