(formerly known as Marasmarcha phlyctaenias)
PTEROPHORINAE, PTEROPHORIDAE, PTEROPHORIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)
The Caterpillars of this species have been found feeding on
The adult moth has pale brown wings, each forewing with two or three vague dark spots along the middle of the wing, and sometimes with some black dots on the margin. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species occurs around the world in the tropics, including
as well as in Australia in
Further reading :
Descriptions of Indian Microlepidoptera Part XIV,
Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society,
Volume 21 (1911), p. 106.
(written 7 September 2018, updated 20 December 2019)