Thosea threnopis Turner, 1931
(one synonym: Dasycomota pyrrhoea Lower, 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 moth of this species is grey- brown, with one or sometimes two diagonal lines across each forewing separating pale and dark areas. The hindwings are plain pale brown. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

The species has been found in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading:

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

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera: Supplementary,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 56 (1931), p. 334.


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    (written 10 May 2016)