Tetrernia teminitis Meyrick, 1890
(erroneously known as Tetrernia terminitis)
ACENTROPINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Tetrernia teminitis
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adults have forewings which are orange with a grey subterminal band, and have a white-edged black mark near their centres. The hindwings are similar but also have a brown mark on the margin. The wingsopan is about 1.5 cms.

Tetrernia teminitis
(Photo: courtesy of Nick Monaghan, Cairns, Queensland)

The species is found in Queensland.

Tetrernia teminitis
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)


Further reading :

Graham J. McDonald,
Moths of Tropical North Queensland,
Metamorphosis Australia,
Issue 75 (December 2014), pp. 7-12, Figure 11,
Butterflies and Other Invertebrates Club.

Edward Meyrick,
Revision of Australian Lepidoptera III,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 2, Volume 4, Part 4 (1888), pp. 1109-1110.

Buck Richardson,
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 27.


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(updated 9 March 2012, 5 April 2014)