Praesusica placerodes (Turner, 1926)
(previously known as : Susica placerodes)
LIMACODIDAE ,   ZYGAENOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Praesusica placerodes
male
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species have brown forewings, each with a diagonal dark-edged pale line across the middle. The hindwings and body are brown. The wingspan of the males is about 5 cms. The wingspan of the females is about 6 cms.

The species occurs in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,
    Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 8.7, p. 303.

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

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera: Drepanidae, Limacodidae, Zygaenidae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 51 (1926), pp. 437-438, No. 52.


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    (updated 24 December 2010)