Comanula uniformis (Swinhoe, 1892)
(one synonym: Comanula bipunctata Hering, 1931)
LIMACODIDAE,   ZYGAENOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth of this species has forewings that are pale brown, each with a submarginal arc of up to six fuzzy grey spots. Evidently, Swinhoe's specimen had no visible spots and Hering's had two. The hindwings are plain pale brown. The moths have a wingspan of about 3 cms.

Comanula uniformis
drawing by Erich Martin Hering, listed as Comanula bipunctata
,
in Adalbert Seitz (ed.): The Macrolepidoptera of the World,
Bombyces and Sphinges of the Indo-Australian Region, Plate 88, Fig. f4,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Natural History Museum Library, London.

The species has been caught in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Erich Martin Hering,
    Bombyces and Sphinges of the Indo-Australian Region,
    in Adalbert Seitz (ed.): The Macrolepidoptera of the World,
    Volume 10 (1933), p. 707, and also Plate 88, Fig. f4.

    Charles Swinhoe,
    Sphinges and Bombyces,
    Catalogue of Eastern and Australian Lepidoptera Heterocera in the Collection of the Oxford University Museum,
    Clarendon Press, Part 1 (1900), p. 232, No. 1089.


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    (written 31 October 2018)