(one synonym is Procris amethystina Meyrick, 1888)
PROCRIDINAE, ZYGAENIDAE, ZYGAENOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
This caterpillar is brown and hairy.
The adult moths of this species are black with a bronze iridescence. The abdomen of the female has a bunch of gold hairs on the tip. The antennae of the male are pectinated, and the antennae of the female are threadlike. The wingspan of both sexes is about 1.8 cms.
The species has been found in:
Gerhard M. Tarmann,
Zygaenid moths of Australia,
CSIRO Publishing 2004, pp. 59, 65, 67, 73-76, 79-81, 111, 119, 127, pls. 8, 64.
Revision of Australian Lepidoptera II,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 2, Volume 2, Part 4 (1888), p. 927.
(written 16 December 2018)