Orthaga picta (Warren, 1895)
(previously known as Stericta picta)
EPIPASCHIINAE ,   PYRALIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Orthaga picta
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

This moth has brown wings, with a pale patch transected by a dark line on the costa of each forewing. The hindwings are plain grey. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

The species is found in :

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 186.

    William Warren,
    New Genera and Species of Pyralidae, Thyrididae, and Epiplemidae,
    Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
    6th Series, Part 16 (1895), pp. 461-462.


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    (updated 12 February 2010, 22 January 2015)