Birthamoides plagioscia (Turner, 1902)
(one synonym: Doratiphora aspidophora Lower, 1902)
LIMACODIDAE,   ZYGAENOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moth of this species has forewings that are brown, each with a faint pale diagonal line across the middle, and a dark patch by the wingtip. The male moths have a wingspan of about 2 cms. The female moths have a wingspan of about 3 cms.

The species has been caught in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 26 (1902), p. 190.


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    (written 31 October 2018)