(previously known as Procris trimacula)
PROCRIDINAE, ZYGAENIDAE, ZYGAENOIDEA
drawing by Arthur G. Butler, listed as Procris trimacula,
Illustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the British Museum,
Part 1 (1877), Plate VI, fig. 8,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Gerstein Library, University of Toronto.
These Caterpillars are thought to feed on plants in DILLENIACEAE such as
The adult moth is a metallic dark brown with three vague yellow marks on each forewing. The prothorax and abdomen are orange The moth has a wingspan of about 1 cm.
The species has been found in:
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 1 (1854), p. 110, No. 12.
Gerhard M. Tarmann,
Zygaenid moths of Australia, CSIRO Publishing 2005, pp. 59, 63, 66-67, 84-86, 112, 120, 128, pls. 11, 64.
(updated 22 December 2012)