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

Comana inexpectata
(Photo: courtesy of Axel Hausmann, SNSB, Zoologische Staatssammlung Muenchen)

The adult moth of this species has forewings that are chestnut brown, each with an arc of pale spots around the margin. The hindwings are brown, shading paler along the costa, and shading darker along the hind margin. The moths have a wingspan of about 3.5 cms.

Comana inexpectata
drawing by Erich Martin Hering
,
Bombyces and Sphinges of the Indo-Australian Region, Plate 88, Fig. g5,
in Adalbert Seitz (ed.): The Macrolepidoptera of the World, Volume 10 (1933),
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Natural History Museum Library, London.

The species has been caught in

  • Northern Territory.


    Further reading :

    Erich Martin Hering,
    Bombyces and Sphinges of the Indo-Australian Region,
    in Adalbert Seitz (ed.): The Macrolepidoptera of the World,
    Volume 10 (1933), p. 783, and also Plate 86, Fig. g5.


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    (written 2 January 2019)