Onceropyga anelia Turner, 1906
PROCRIDINAE,   ZYGAENIDAE,   ZYGAENOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Onceropyga anelia
male
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The Caterpillars of this species are thought to feed on

  • Forect Wire Grass ( Tetrarrhena juncea, POACAE ).

    Onceropyga anelia
    female
    (Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

    The adult moth is dark brown, with vague pale transverse bands on the forewings. The wingspan is about 1.6 cms.

    The species has been found in:

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further Reading:

    Gerhard M. Tarmann,
    Zygaenid moths of Australia,
    CSIRO Publishing 2004, pp. 14, 59, 133-137, 218, pl. 33.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Lepidoptera, with synonymic and other notes,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 30 (1906), p. 137.


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    (written 24 December 2018)