Theila triplaga (Lower, 1903)
(one synonym : Diathrausta metallosticha Turner, 1939)
ACENTROPINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Theila triplaga
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moths basically have white wings. The forewings have bold yellow markings. The hindwing margins contain a row of black dots. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species has been found in :

  • Western Australia,
  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Oswald B. Lower,
    Descriptions of new Australian Noctuina etc,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 27 (1903), p. 62.

    Graham McDonald,
    Moths of Kutini-Payamu (Iron Range) National Park,
    Metamorphosis Australia,
    Issue 76 (March 2015), p. 9, fig. 4,
    Butterflies and Other Invertebrates Club.

    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, 12 June 2017)