Orthaga melanoperalis Hampson, 1906
EPIPASCHIINAE,   PYRALIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Orthaga melanoperalis
(photo: courtesy of Dianne Clarke, Mapleton, Queensland)

This moth has green forewings, each with a pattern of dark markings including a large dark triangular area at the wing-tip. The hindwings are plain brown, darkening toward the wingtips. The green colour fades to brown in dead specimens. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

Orthaga melanoperalis
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The species has been found in :

  • Borneo,
  • New Guinea,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    George F. Hampson,
    On new Thyrididae and Pyralidae,
    Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
    Series 7, Volume 17 (1906), pp. 146-147, No. 20a.


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    (written 19 May 2020)