Pseudanapaea dentifascia Hering, 1931
LIMACODIDAE,   ZYGAENOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Pseudanapaea dentifascia
(Specimen: from Chingarrup Sanctuary, Western Australia, courtesy of the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney)

The adult moths of this species are pale brown, with plain hindwings, and with a line halfway across each forewing of three or four rusty orange spots. The wings very easily lose their scales. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

The species has been reported to occur in

  • Queensland,
  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.

    However: it is thought that the Pseudanapaea specimens listed as Pseudanapaea dentifascia that were found in eastern Australia south of the Queensland border may be misidentifications of Pseudanapaea transvestita, and the ones north of the Queensland border are possible misidentifications of Pseudanapaea denotata, but it is also possible that all these names have been mis-applied to other so-far unnamed species in the genus Pseudanapaea.


    Further reading :

    Erich Martin Hering,
    Bombyces and Sphinges of the Indo-Australian Region: Limacodidae (Cochliopodidae),
    in Seitz, A. (ed):
    The Macrolepidoptera of the World,
    Stuttgart : Alfred Kernen Verlag, Part 10 (1931), pp. 667728, Plates 8590.


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    (updated 10 April 2011, 19 February 2018)