Palpita uedai Inoue, 1997
SPILOMELINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moths of this species are satin-white with a brown line along the costa of each forewing, and a brown dot in the middle of each wing. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

It occurs in in south east Asia, including

  • Indonesia,

    and also in Australia in:

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Hiroshi Inoue,
    Revision of the genus Palpita Hübner (Crambidae, Pyraustinae) from the eastern Palaearctic, Oriental and Australian regions, Part 2: Group B,
    Tinea, Tokyo,
    Volume 15 (1997) p. 150, fig. 197.


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    (written 31 January 2013)