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

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

The adult moths of this species are dark brown with a green iridescence. The antennae of the male are pectinated, and the antennae of the female are thread-like. The females have a yellow tuft on the tip of the abdomen. The wingspan of both sexes is about 2 cms.

The species has been found in:

  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria,
  • Tasmania, and
  • South Australia.


    Further Reading:

    Gerhard M. Tarmann,
    Zygaenid moths of Australia,
    CSIRO Publishing 2004.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera: Drepanidae, Limacodidae, Zygaenidae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 51 (1926), p. 444, No. 18.


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    (written 16 December 2018)