Saptha exanthista (Meyrick, 1910)
(previously known as Tortyra prodigella)
CHOREUTINAE ,   CHOREUTIDAE ,   SESIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Mission Beach, Queensland)

The adults of this species have dark brown wings, with metallic blue patches on the forewings and an orange patch on each hindwing. The wingspan is about 2 cms.


(Photo: courtesy of Bishop Museum)

The species is found in

  • New Guinea,

    and in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,
    Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 7.2, p. 293.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australasian Micro-Lepidoptera, Part xix,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 32 (1907), p. 100.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions Malayan Micro-Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    1910, p. 464.


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    (updated 21 August 2004)