Tirathaba pseudocomplana (Hampson, 1898)
GALLERIINAE ,   PYRALIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Tirathaba pseudocomplana
drawing by George Hampson, listed as Harpagomorpha complana
,
Mémoires sur les Lépidoptères / Rédigés par N.M. Romanoff, Volume 8 (1901), Plate XLVI, fig. 13,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University.

These Caterpillars have been found on

  • Clustertree ( Ficus minahassae, MORACEAE ).

    The adult moths have brown wings with variable subcostal markings on each forewing. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

    The species has been found in

  • Ambon,
  • New Guinea,
  • Solomons,

    and also found in Australia in

  • Northern Territory,
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    George F. Hampson,
    A classification of the Pyralidae, subfamily Gallerianae,
    Novitates Zoologicae,
    Volume 24 (1917), p. 33.

    George F. Hampson,
    Monographie des Galleriinae,
    Mémoires sur les Lépidoptères / Rédigés par N.M. Romanoff,
    Volume 8 (1901), pp. 466-467, and also Plate 46, fig. 13.


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    (written 2 December 2015)