Gyrtothripa pusilla (Moore, 1888)
(previously known as Gyrtona pusilla)
SARROTHRIPINAE ,   NOLIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species have forewings that are brown, each with a dark spot in the middle. The hindwings are pale brown, fading toward the bases, with dark veins. The moths have a wingspan of about 2 cms.

This species is found in south-east Asia, including

  • Borneo,
  • Hong Kong, and
  • Papua,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Frederic Moore,
    Descriptions of Indian Lepidoptera Heterocera from the Collection of the Late Mr. W.S. Atkinson,
    Asiatic Society of Bengal,
    Part 3 (1888), p. 289.


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    (written 13 November 2012)