GALLERIINAE, PYRALIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Aila Keto, Springbrook, Queensland)
The moth of this species has green forewings, each with variable markings, including a dark mark near the middle. The hindwings are off-white shading to grey at the wingtips. The green colour fades to pale brown in dead specimens. The wingspan is about 1.7 cms.
The species has been found in Australia in
Further reading :
A. Jefferis Turner,
A preliminary revision of the Australian Thyrididae and Pyralidae. II,
Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
Volume 19 (1905), p. 54.
(written 10 November 2019)