(formerly Thinasotia oenochrois)
PYRAUSTINAE, CRAMBIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Dominic Funnell, Thursday Island, Queensland)
The adult moth of this species has brown forewings, each with a broad purple area along the margin. The hindwings are off-white. All four wings have brown marks on the margin at the end of each vein. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.
The species occurs in
as well as in Australia in
Further reading :
On some Lepidoptera from New Guinea,
Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
1889, pp. 520-521, No. 160.
(written 14 April 2019, updated 23 June 2022)