Addaea pusilla (Butler, 1887)
(previously known as Microsca pusilla)
SICULODINAE ,   THYRIDIDAE ,   THYRIDOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Addaea pusilla
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Mission Beach)

These adult moths have brown wings, each with meandering pale bands. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

The species is found in

  • New Guinea,
  • Solomons,

    and also in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    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 20 (1887), p. 116, No. 3.


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    (updated 10 October 2009)