Hestiochora continentalis Tarmann, 2005
PROCRIDINAE,   ZYGAENIDAE,   ZYGAENOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Hestiochora continentalis
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The Caterpillars of this species have been found feeding on

  • Pink Gum ( Eucalyptus fasciculosa, MYRTACEAE ).

    The adult moths have brown forewings, each with two translucent stripes. The head is red, the thorax black, and abdomen is black except for the first and penultimate segments which are white. The wingspan is about 1.3 cms.

    The species has been found all over the Australia mainland, including

  • Western Australia,
  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria,
  • South Australia.


    Further Reading:

    Gerhard M. Tarmann,
    Zygaenid moths of Australia,
    CSIRO Publishing 2004, pp. 59, 141-143, 145-149, 151-152, 154-155, 159, 161, pl. 37.


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    (written 25 December 2018)