Metasia tiasalis (Walker, 1859)
(previously known as Botys tiasalis)
SPILOMELINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth has yellow wings with brown speckles and with some indistinct zigzag brown lines across them. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

The species has been found in:

  • Sri Lanka,

    and in Australia in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Francis Walker,
    Pyralides,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 19 (1859), p. 994.


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    (written 28 January 2013)