Striglina navigatorum (R. Felder & Rogenhofer, 1873)
(one synonym : Sonagara superior Butler, 1887)
STRIGLININAE,   THYRIDIDAE,   THYRIDOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths are orange with speckled with indistinct little wavy dark lines on every wing. On each forewing, these are empahsised along a diagonal from wingtip to the middle of the hind-margin. On each hindwing, they are empahsised along a diagonal form the middle of the costa to the middle of the hind-margin. The wingspan is about 2.2 cms.

The species has been found in

  • Fiji,
  • Solomons,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Northern Territory.

    Striglina navigatorum
    female, drawing by Felder & Rogenhofer, listed as Azazia navigatorum
    ,
    Reise der Osterreichischen Fregatte Novara um die Erde,
    Band 2, Abtheilung 2 (1874), Tafel CXVII, Fig. 4,
    image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.


    Further reading :

    Arthur G. Butler,
    Description of New Species of Heterocerous Lepidoptera (Pyralites) from the Solomon Islands,
    The Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
    Series 5, Volume 19 (1887), pp. 433-434, No. 5.

    Rudolf Felder & Alois F. Rogenhofer,
    Zoologischer Theil: Lepidoptera,
    Reise der Osterreichischen Fregatte Novara,
    Part 9, Band 2, Abtheilung 2 (5) (1875), p. 3, and also Plate 117, fig. 4.


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    (written 27 April 2019)