Pollanisus incertus Tarmann, 2005
PROCRIDINAE,   ZYGAENIDAE,   ZYGAENOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth of this species has black wings. The head is black with a shiny gold collar. The abdomen of the males and females have a gold 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 incertus
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, 86, 88-89, 92, 94, 96, 98-101, 114, 123, 130, pl. 22.


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    (written 16 December 2018)