Comana miltochyta (Turner, 1932)
(formerly known as Susica miltochyta)
LIMACODIDAE,   ZYGAENOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth of this species has forewings that are red, each with vague black subcostal streak, and two vague black transverse bands enclosing a yellowish area. The hindwings are white. The moths have a wingspan of about 3.5 cms.

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

The species has been caught in

  • Northern Territory.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 56 (1932), p. 188.


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    (written 2 January 2019)