Lesser Wax Moth
(previously: Murgisca mesozonalis)
CHRYSAUGINAE, PYRALIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)
This moth has green or brown wings with a transverse row of brown-edged white spots. The hindwings are each pale brown, darkening toward the margin, especially at the wingtip and tornus. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species is found in :
Further reading :
George F. Hampson,
Descriptions of new Pyralidae of the sub-families Hydrocampinae, Scoparianae etc.,
Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
Series 8, Volume 19 (1917), p. 362.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 29.
(updated 22 September 2011)