Heteromicta poeodes Turner, 1905
GALLERIINAE,   PYRALIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Heteromicta poeodes
(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.

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

The species has been found in Australia in

  • Queensland.

    Heteromicta poeodes
    underside
    (Photo: courtesy of Aila Keto, Springbrook, Queensland)


    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.


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    (written 10 November 2019)