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

Onceropyga pulchra
(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 vague dark-edged pale spot near the middle of each forewing. The abdomen is golden. The the males and females have a wingspan of about 1.6 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. 59, 134-137, 175-176, pl. 34.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Lepidoptera, with synonymic and other notes,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 30 (1906), p. 137.


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    (written 25 December 2018)