Metallarcha thiophara Turner, 1917
SPILOMELINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: copyright of Brett and Marie Smith, at Ellura Sanctuary, South Australia)

The adult moth of this species has yellow wings, each with variable sinuous black lines and patches on the forewings, and broad black margins to the hindwings. The moth has a wingspan of about 2 cms.


(Photo: copyright of Brett and Marie Smith, at Ellura Sanctuary, South Australia)

The species is found in Australia in:

  • South Australia,
  • Western Australia, and
  • Northern Territory.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Lepidopterological gleanings,
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 29 (1917), pp. 77-78.


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    (updated 14 January 2017)