Palpita limbata (Butler, 1886)
(previously known as Margaronia limbata)
SPILOMELINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Palpita limbata
showing underside
(Photo: courtesy of David Rentz, Kuranda, Queensland)>

The adult moth of this species has translucent white wings with a small spot and a brown costa on each forewing. The wing margins have a narrow interrupted dark brown edge. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

The species is found in:

  • New Guinea,

    and in Australia in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Arthur G. Butler,
    Descriptions of 21 new genera and 103 new species of Lepidoptera Heterocera from the Australian region,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    1886, Part 4, p. 430, No. 78.


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    (updated 15 March 2011)