Exelastis pumilio (Zeller, 1873)
(previously known as Mimeseoptilus pumilio)
PTEROPHORINAE,   PTEROPHORIDAE,   PTEROPHORIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Exelastis pumilio
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species is pale brown with a dark dot near the middle of each forewing.

Exelastis pumilio
(Photo: courtesy of Geoff Byrne, Kununurra, Western Australia)

The species occurs around the tropics, such as

  • Guana Island (Caribbean)

    as well as in Australia in:

  • Western Australia,
  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.

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


    Further reading :

    Philipp C. Zeller,
    Beiträge zur Kenntniss der Nordamerikanischen Nachtfälter, besonders der Microlepidopteren, Abtheilung 2,
    Verhandlungen der Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien,
    Band 23 (1873), p. 324, No. 7.


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    (updated 23 April 2010, 24 October 2014, 20 December 2019)