(previously known as Procris cupreus)
PROCRIDINAE, ZYGAENIDAE, ZYGAENOIDEA
drawing by Arthur G. Butler, listed as Procris cupreus,
Illustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the British Museum,
Part 1 (1877), Plate VI, fig. 5,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Gerstein Library, University of Toronto.
The Caterpillars of this species are thought to feed on
The adult moth has metallic brown 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. 27,59,65, 67, 72-76, 80, 109, 117, 126, pls. 4, 60, 63, 64.
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 1 (1854), p. 115, No. 3.
(updated 15 June 2009, 13 January 2014, 26 November 2015)