Hestiochora erythrota Meyrick, 1886
PROCRIDINAE ,   ZYGAENIDAE ,   ZYGAENOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Hestiochora erythrota
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species is rather wasp-like, having a black body with some yellow bands, and a yellow collar around its head. The wings are black, with a yellow exclamation mark (stripe and spot) along the length of each forewing, and a big yellow patch on each hindwing. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

Hestiochora erythrota
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The species is found in:

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 28.16, pp. 297-298.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera. I,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 1, Part 3 (1886), p. 789, No. 145.

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


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    (written 28 October 2014, updated 27 April 2015)