(erroneously known as Hestiochora xanthosoma)
PROCRIDINAE, ZYGAENIDAE, ZYGAENOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)
The adult moth of this species is rather wasp-like, having a black body with some yellow bands, and a yellow collar around its head. The wings are black with a broad yellow stripe along the middle of each wing. The underside of the abdomen is white. The female is rather fatter than the male. The moth has a wingspan of about 2 cms.
The species is found in:
Further reading :
Revision of Australian Lepidoptera. I,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 2, Volume 1, Part 3 (1886), pp. 788-789, No. 144.
Gerhard M. Tarmann,
Zygaenid moths of Australia,
CSIRO Publishing 2004.
(updated 27 January 2012)