Turneriprocris dolens (Walker, 1854)
(formerly known as Procris dolens)
PROCRIDINAE ,   ZYGAENIDAE ,   ZYGAENOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Turneriprocris dolens
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Riddells Creek, Victoria)

The adult moth of this species has forewings that are an iridescent dark blue-green. The iridescence fades in dead specimens. The hindwings are grey. The wingspan is about 1.2 cms.

The species is found in:

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria,
  • Tasmania, and
  • South Australia.


    Further reading :

    Gerhard M. Tarmann,
    Zygaenid moths of Australia,
    CSIRO Publishing 2004, pp. 44.

    Francis Walker,
    Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 1 (1854), p. 112, No. 16.


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    (written 3 February 2017)