Thyrassia inconcinna Swinhoe, 1892
(one synonym is Monoschalis mimetica Turner, 1902)
PROCRIDINAE,   ZYGAENIDAE,   ZYGAENOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Thyrassia inconcinna
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The Caterpillars of this species are pale with flimsy hairs, and feed on

  • Grapevines ( Vitis species, VITACEAE ).

    The adult moths of this species are have dark brown wings with pale yellow spots. The body is black, with a yellow spot on the thorax, and with brown bands between the abdominal segments. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

    The species has been found in:

  • Queensland


    Further Reading:

    Gerhard M. Tarmann,
    Zygaenid moths of Australia,
    CSIRO Publishing 2004, pp. 21-22, 27, 60, 216-217, 219, pl. 57.

    Charles Swinhoe,
    Sphinges and Bombyces,
    Catalogue of Eastern and Australian Lepidoptera Heterocera in the Collection of the Oxford University Museum,
    Clarendon Press, Part 1 (1892), p. 55, No. 236

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 26 (1902), p. 200.


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    (written 25 December 2018)