Orthaga exvinacea (Hampson, 1891)
(previously known as Balanotis exvinacea)
EPIPASCHIINAE ,   PYRALIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Salma exvinacea
drawing by George F. Hampson, listed as Balanotis exvinacea
,
The Lepidoptera Heterocera of the Nilgiri district,
Part 8 (1891), Plate CLIV, fig. 9,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

This moth has brown wings with several chevron shaped submarginal lines on each forewing. The hindwings are plain brown, darkening toward the wingtips. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

The species is found in :

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    George Francis Hampson,
    The Lepidoptera Heterocera of the Nilgiri district,
    Illustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the British Museum,
    Part 8 (1891), p. 127, and also Plate 154, fig. 9.


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    (written 4 December 2015)