Pollanisus cupreus

Meaning of name: Unknown.

Distribution: This moth has been found in Western Australia. It is not known if it occurs elsewhere.

Remarks: This moth has a wing length (nose to wing tip) of approximately 15 millimetres.

It is likely that the host plant of the caterpillars is Hibbertia hypericoides.

We have photographed this species in August and October.

Associations: Arctotheca calendula, Cape Weed.

Hibbertia hypericoides

References: Zygaenid Moths of Australia: A Revision of the Australian Zygaenidae. Gerhard M Tarmann. 

Atlas of Living Australia https://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:928f9b98-d671-4c9d-8ffc-0698b21271f9

BOLD Systems http://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=323862

http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/zyga/cupreus.html

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