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 IV
    in: W.T. Blandford:
    The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma,
    London : Taylor and Francis (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)