Trilochana smaragdina Diakonoff, 1954
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 transparent wings with a metallic sheen.

The species occurs in

  • New Guinea,

    and aslo in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Alexey Diakonoff,
    Microlepidoptera of New Guinea, Results of the Third Archbold Expedition (American-Netherlands Indian Expedition 1938-1939) Part IV,
    Verhandelingen der Koninklijke Akademie van Wetenschappen,
    Series 2, Volume 50, Part 1 (1954), p. 185.

    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)