Saptha libanota (Meyrick, 1910)
(one synonym: Tortyra sybaritis Meyrick, 1912)
CHOREUTINAE ,   CHOREUTIDAE ,   SESIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moths of this species have forewings that are half a dark golden colour and half iridescent green. The hindwings are plain brown. The moths have a wingspan of about 2 cms.


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

The species has been found in

  • New Guinea,

    and in Australia in

  • northern Queensland.


    (Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions Malayan Micro-lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    1910, pp. 463-464.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 22.

    Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
    A Guide to Australian Moths,
    CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 109.


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    (updated 16 April 2011, 5 April 2014)