Microbelia giulia (Swinhoe, 1902)
(one synonym: Microbelia fasciata Warren, 1908)
SICULODINAE,   THYRIDIDAE,   THYRIDOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Microbelia giulia
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The adult moths of this species have pale rusty-brown wings. The forewings have four squarish dark marks along the costa, another just touching the margin, and a longish one near the middle of the hind-margin. The hindwings each have an incomplete dark band across the middle, and another along the tornal half of the margin, and an orange patch in-between them. All four wings have doubly concave margins. The legs are longer than the length of the forewing. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species is found in

  • New Guinea,

    as well as in Australia in :

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Charles Swinhoe,
    New and little-known species of Eastern and Australian moths,
    The Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
    Series 7, Volume 10 (1902), p. 50.


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    (written 26 April 2019)