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

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

These Caterpillars have been found on

  • Clustertree ( Ficus minahassae, MORACEAE ).

    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.

    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.


    previous
    back
    caterpillar
    Australian
    Australian Butterflies
    butterflies
    Australian
    home
    Lepidoptera
    Australian
    Australian Moths
    moths
    next
    next
    caterpillar

    (written 2 December 2015, updated 30 August 2019)