Tylanthes ptochias Meyrick, 1889
(one synonym : Nishada louisiadensis Rothschild, 1913)
LITHOSIINAE,   ARCTIIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Tylanthes ptochias
(Photo: courtesy of Dave Britton, of the Australian Museum, and the Australian National Insect Collection)

The adult moths of this species have pale brown forewings, each with a darker round smark near the middle. The hindwings are paler brown. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species has been found in

  • New Guinea,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    On some Lepidoptera from New Guinea,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    1889, p. 460, No. 11.


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    (written 11 June 2017)