Musotima pudica (T.P. Lucas, 1894)
(formerly known as Paraponyx pudica)
MUSOTIMINAE,   CRAMBIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Musotima pudica
digitally repaired
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The adult moths of this species have white wings with various yellow, orange, and brown markings, outlined in dark brown. The wingspan is about 1.3 cms.

The species has been found in Australia in:

  • far north Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Thomas P. Lucas,
    Descriptions of new Australian Lepidoptera, with additional localities for known species,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 8 (1894), pp. 157-158.


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    (written 12 March 2019)