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

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

The Caterpillars of this species are thought to feed on

  • Forect Wire Grass ( Tetrarrhena juncea, POACAE ).

    The adult male moth is black with a green iridescence, especially on the antennae and the abdomen. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

    The species has been found in:

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further Reading:

    Gerhard M. Tarmann,
    Zygaenid moths of Australia,
    CSIRO Publishing 2004, pp. 48-49, 58, 186-187, pls. 62, 64.


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    (written 23 December 2018)