Parotis tricoloralis (Pagenstecher, 1888)
(previously known as Arthroschista tricoloralis)
SPILOMELINAE,   CRAMBIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Parotis tricoloralis
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species has wings that are white with diffuse pale green patches. A brown line extends around the edge of each wing. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

Parotis tricoloralis
(Photo: copyright of Bart Hacobian)

The species is found in

  • Malaysia,
  • New Guinea,

    and also in Australia in:

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Arnold Pagenstecher,
    Beiträge zur Lepidopteren-fauna des Malayischen Archipels V,
    Jahrbücher des Nassauischen Vereins für Naturkunde,
    Volume 41 (1888), pp. 190-191, No. 610.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 45.


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    (updated 29 April 2011, 6 April 2016)