Garella scoparioides (Walker, 1863)
(one synonym is Dendrothripa rufipuncta Hampson, 1896)
SARROTHRIPINAE,   NOLIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Garella scoparioides
(Photo: courtesy of David Rentz, Kuranda, Queensland, listed as Ophiorrhabda mormopa)

The adult moth of this species has forewings that are patchy grey-brown each having a faint pattern of dots and squiggles, with a large irregular dark brown spot near the base. The hindwings are plain pale brown. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

The species occurs in south east Asia, including

  • Sarawak,

    as well as in Australia in:

  • Queensland.


    Further reading:

    George Francis Hampson,
    Lepidoptera: Moths
    in: W.T. Blandford:
    The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma,
    Volume IV (1896), p. 527, No. 2236a.

    Francis Walker,
    Heterocerous Lepidoptera collected at Sarawak,
    Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London,
    Volume 7 (1863), p. 53, No. 283.


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    (written 6 February 2015, updated 27 November 2017)