Paliga mandronalis (Walker, 1859)
(formerly: Scopula mandronalis)
PYRAUSTINAE,   CRAMBIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth of this species is yellow or pale brown, with some faint markings on the forewings. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

The species was originally found in

  • Sri Lanka,

    but has also been found in Australia in

  • Western Australia, and
  • Queensland.

    The genus of this species is controversial, and some taxonomists have placed it in Udea, and some in Mimudea.


    Further reading :

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 19 (1859), p. 1014.


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    (written 15 April 2019)