(one synonym is Paranthrene caerulifera Turner, 1922)
SESIINAE, SESIIDAE, SESIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The adult moths of this species look remarkably like wasps, but have a wider connection between the thorax and abdomen. The moths black forewings and transparent hindwings.
The species occurs in Australia in
Further reading :
George F. Hampson,
A classification of the Aegeriadae of the Oriental and Ethiopian Regions,
Volume 26 (1919), p. 108. No. 48.
New records and a revised checklist of the Australian clearwing moths (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae),
Journal of the Australian Entomological Society,
Volume 40, Part 4 (October 2001), pp. 342-348.
(written 12 March 2017)