(previously known as Procris apicalis)
PROCRIDINAE, ZYGAENIDAE, ZYGAENOIDEA
(Photo : courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)
This caterpillar is hairy and basically pale green, but has a white dorsal band, and dorsolateral and lateral rows of dark outlined rings. The caterpillar has been found feeding on
The adult moth has metallic dark green forewings, and grey hindwings. The female has a yellow tuft on her tail. The moths have a wingspan of about 2 cms.
The species has been found in:
Gerhard M. Tarmann,
Zygaenid moths of Australia,
CSIRO Publishing 2004, pp. 38-39,42, 59, 65, 67, 70, 76, 81-84, 111-112, 120, 128, pls. 9, 10, 58, 59, 60, 64.
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 1 (1854), p. 111, No. 14.
(updated 15 June 2009, 13 January 2014, 26 November 2015, 5 September 2020)