Mathoris loceusalis (Walker, 1859)
(previously known as Pyralis loceusalis)
STRIGLININAE,   THYRIDIDAE,   THYRIDOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Mathoris loceusalis
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species are have brown wings with red margins. The forewings each have a group of red-outlined white spots near the middle. The hindwings each have a black spot near the middle. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species has been found

  • India,

    and in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 210.

    Francis Walker,
    Pyralides,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 19 (1859), p. 903.


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    (updated 12 November 2011)