(one synonym is Dendrothripa rufipuncta Hampson, 1896)
SARROTHRIPINAE, NOLIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(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
as well as in Australia in:
George Francis Hampson,
Lepidoptera: Moths IV
in: W.T. Blandford:
The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma,
London : Taylor and Francis (1896), p. 527, No. 2236a.
Heterocerous Lepidoptera collected at Sarawak,
Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London,
Volume 7 (1863), p. 53, No. 283.
(written 6 February 2015, updated 27 November 2017)