Uresiphita insulicola (Turner, 1918)
(formerly known as Mecyna insulicola)
PYRAUSTINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species has dark brown forewings, and orange hindwings with broad black hindwing tips. The moth has a wingspan of about 4 cms.

The species occurs in:

  • Norfolk Island and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 50.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Further notes on some moths from Lord Howe and Norfolk Islands in the South Australian Museum,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 42 (1918), p. 280.


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    (updated 21 March 2008)