(one synonym is Monoschalis mimetica Turner, 1902)
PROCRIDINAE, ZYGAENIDAE, ZYGAENOIDEA
(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
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:
The moths look remarkably like those in the genus Amata in CTENUCHINAE.
Gerhard M. Tarmann,
Zygaenid moths of Australia,
CSIRO Publishing 2004, pp. 21-22, 27, 60, 216-217, 219, pl. 57.
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.
(written 25 December 2018, updated 21 April 2020)