Thriponea orbiculigera (Turner, 1936)
(previously known as Nanaguna orbiculigera)
SARROTHRIPINAE ,   NOLIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
( donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Thriponea orbiculigera
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)<

The adult moth has a complex pattern of brown patches and lines on each forewing. The hindwings are plain brown, fading toward the bases. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

The species occurs in Australlia:

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 172.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 47 (1936), p. 38.

    Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
    A Guide to Australian Moths, CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 187.


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    (updated 26 October 2012)