(formerly known as Procris rufiventris)
PROCRIDINAE, ZYGAENIDAE, ZYGAENOIDEA
(Photo: copyright of Brett and Marie Smith, at Ellura Sanctuary, South Australia)
The Caterpillars of this species are thought to feed on
The adult moth has grey speckled wings, sometimes with a white mark near the middle of each wing. The abdomen is orange on top and grey underneath. The male moths have a wingspan of about 1 cm. The females have a wingspan of about 0.8 cm.
The species has been found in:
The genus suggested for this species is controversial.
Gerhard M. Tarmann,
Zygaenid moths of Australia,
CSIRO Publishing 2004.
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 1 (1854), p. 110, No. 11.
(updated 15 June 2009, 23 December 2016)