Tirathaba catharopa (Turner, 1937)
(formerly known as Harpagomorpha catharopa)
GALLERIINAE ,   PYRALIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

These adult moths are brown forewings with a number of red lines from margin to base. The hindwings are plain pale yellow. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

The species is found in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    A revision of the Australian Arctiidae (Lepidoptera),
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 48 (1937), p. 63.


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    (written 3 November 2014)