Orthaga atribasalis Warren, 1895
(one synonym : Stericta leucodesma Lower, 1896)
EPIPASCHIINAE ,   PYRALIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Orthaga atribasalis
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

This moth has brown forewings each with a complex pattern, often with a greenish tinge. The hindwings are pale brown, fading to white at the bases. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

The species is found in :

  • New Guinea,

    and in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading:

    William Warren,
    New Genera and Species of Pyralidae, Thyrididae, and Epiplemidae,
    Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
    6th Series, Part 16 (1895), p. 461.


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    (written 22 January 2015)