Parotis incurvata (Warren, 1896)
(previously known as Cenocnemis incurvata)
SPILOMELINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adults are a beautiful green colour, with a brown line around the edge of forewing, and two small fuzzy dark dots near the costa of each forewing, and one on each hindwing. The hindwings have a incurved margin. The males have a black tuft of hairs on the tail. The moths have a wingspan of about 3 cms.

They are found in

  • New Guinea,

    and also in Australia in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    William Warren,
    New species of Pyralidae &c. from the Khasia Hills,
    Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
    6th Series, Part 18 (1896), p. 116.


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    (written 31 January 2013)