Nokona carulifera (Hampson, 1919)
(one synonym is Paranthrene caerulifera Turner, 1922)
SESIINAE ,   SESIIDAE ,   SESIOIDEA
 
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 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

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    George F. Hampson,
    A classification of the Aegeriadae of the Oriental and Ethiopian Regions,
    Novitates Zoologicae,
    Volume 26 (1919), p. 108. No. 48.

    A. Kallies,
    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.


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    (written 12 March 2017)