Eschatura lemurias Meyrick, 1897
(one synonym : Phloeophorba codonoptera, Turner, 1898)
XYLORYCTIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Eschatura lemurias
male
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species are dimorphic. The male has white forewings, each with a black and white spot in the middle. The female has brown forewings, each with a black and white spot in the middle. The hindwings are yellow. The forewing wingtips are pointed. The wingspan of the female is about 3.5 cms. The male is rather paler and smaller than the female.

Eschatura lemurias
female
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The species occurs in Queensland.


Further reading :

Ian McMillan,
Eschatura, Xyloryctine Moths of Australia,
Blog, Friday, July 30, 2010.

Buck Richardson,
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 218.


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(updated 17 January 2011, 17 December 2016)