(formerly Thinasotia oenochrois)
PYRAUSTINAE, CRAMBIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The adult moth of this species has brown forewings, each with a 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)