Metasia delotypa (Turner, 1913)
(previously known as Criophthona delotypa)
SPILOMELINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Metasia delotypa
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art

The adult moth has lightly speckled grey-brown wings, with some distinct zigzag dark lines across each one. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

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

The species has been found in:

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

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

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Studies in Australian Lepidoptera, Pyralidae,
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 24 (1913), p. 151.


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    (written 28 January 2013, updated 24 May 2013)