(previously known as Procris trimacula)
PROCRIDINAE, ZYGAENIDAE, ZYGAENOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Nick Lambert, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales)
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 2 cms.
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, 19 November 2019)