Metasia acharis Meyrick, 1889
SPILOMELINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Metasia acharis
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moth has pale brown wings, each with a pattern of dark brown zigzag lines. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

Metasia acharis
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The species has been found in

  • New Guinea,

    and also in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    On some Lepidoptera from New Guinea,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    1889, pp. 518-519, No. 166.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 42.


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    (updated 28 January 2013)