Anaxidia lactea Swinhoe, 1892
(one synonym : Susica aerogramma Lower, 1915)
LIMACODIDAE,   ZYGAENOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Anaxidia lactea
(Photo: copyright of Uwe Path, Alice Springs, Northern Territory)

The adult moths of this species are off-white, with plain hindwings, and with a black diagonal zig-zag line across each forewing. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

Anaxidia lactea
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The species occurs in

  • Northern Territory,
  • Victoria,
  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Peter B. McQuillan, Jan A. Forrest, David Keane, & Roger Grund,
    Caterpillars, moths, and their plants of Southern Australia,
    Butterfly Conservation South Australia Inc., Adelaide (2019), p. 74.

    Charles Swinhoe,
    Sphinges and Bombyces,
    Catalogue of eastern and Australian Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the Oxford University Museum,
    Clarendon Press, Part 1 (1892), p. 231, No. 1087.


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    (updated 28 May 2013, 14 April 2017)