Banisia placida Whalley, 1976
STRIGLININAE,   THYRIDIDAE,   THYRIDOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species are fawn, with some dark wavy lines and some translucent window spots near the middle of the forewings. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms. The moths often rest with the forewings creased along the costas.

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

The species is found in Australia in

  • Western Australia,
  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

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

    Paul Ernest Sutton Whalley,
    Tropical Leaf Moths,
    Striglininae (Lepidoptera: Thyrididae),
    London : British Museum (1976), p. 152, and also Plate 13, fig. 121,, etc.


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    (updated 10 November 2011)