PROCRIDINAE, ZYGAENIDAE, ZYGAENOIDEA
(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.
The species is found in:
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 28.16, pp. 297-298.
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.
(written 28 October 2014, updated 27 April 2015)