Mellea ordinaria (Warren, 1896)
(previously known as Banisia ordinaria)
RHODONEURINI,   SICULODINAE,   THYRIDIDAE,   THYRIDOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Mellea ordinaria
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art

The adult moths of this species are brown, with several wavy paler and darker bands across each wing. The wingspan is about 3.5 cms.

The species has been found in

  • India,
  • New Guinea,

    and in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 209.

    William Warren,
    New species of Pyralidae &c. from the Khasia Hills,
    Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
    6th Series, Part 18 (1896), p. 228.


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    (updated 20 January 2011)