Pollanisus eumetopus Turner, 1926
PROCRIDINAE,   ZYGAENIDAE,   ZYGAENOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Pollanisus eumetopus
male
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The adult moths of this species are black with a green 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.

Pollanisus eumetopus
female
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The species has been found in:

  • Queensland.


    Further Reading:

    Gerhard M. Tarmann,
    Zygaenid moths of Australia,
    CSIRO Publishing 2004, pp. 59, 66-67, 73-76, 86, 88, 89, 92, 94-99, 101, 114,122, 130, pl. 20.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera: Drepanidae, Limacodidae, Zygaenidae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 51 (1926), p. 443, No. 14.


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    (written 16 December 2018)