Pygmaeomorpha ocularis (T.P. Lucas, 1895)
(one synonym: Birthama discotypa Turner, 1902)
LIMACODIDAE ,   ZYGAENOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art

The adult moths of this species have pale patchy brown forewings, each with two large darker roundish spots edged in white, one near the base, and one near the apex. The hindwings are plain pale brown. The wingspan is about 2 cms.


(Photo: courtesy of David Knowles, Walcott, Western Australia)

The species has been found in;

  • the north of Western Australia,
  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Thomas P. Lucas,
    Australian Lepidoptera : thirty new species,
    Transactions of the Natural History Society of Queensland,
    Volume 1 (1895), pp. 103-116.

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


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    (created 7 June 2007, updated 28 February 2012)