Kanshizeia hemicycla (Meyrick, 1886)
(formerly known as Siculodes hemicycla)
SICULODINAE ,   THYRIDIDAE ,   THYRIDOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Kanshizeia hemicycla
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species are brownish grey, with variable broad alternating light and dark arcs on the wings. The moths often crease the wings or droop the wingtips. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

Kanshizeia hemicycla
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The species has been found in

  • Fiji,

    and also in Australia in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Lepidoptera from the South Pacific,
    Transactions of The Entomological Society of London,
    1886, p. 216, No. 40.


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    (created 25 October 2014, updated 2 April 2015)