Palpita pratti (Janse, 1924)
(previously known as Margaronia pratti)
SPILOMELINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Palpita pratti
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species is white with a brown costa and one or more irregular brown circles on each forewing. The wingspan is about 3.5 cms.

The species has been found in:

  • New Guinea,

    and in Australia in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Antonie Johannes Theodorus Janse,
    List of species, including descriptions of new species, belonging to the family Pyralidae,
    Bulletin of the Hill Museum (Witley),
    Volume 1 (1924), pp. 495-496, No. 49.


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    (updated 24 January 2009)