Canaea semitessellalis (Walker, 1866)
(formerly: Pyralis semitessellalis)
STRIGLININAE,   THYRIDIDAE,   THYRIDOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species are brown with translucent wings, that each have a squarish network of dark brown lines, with some of the squares filled in, particularly along the costas, and in the basal halves of the wings. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

The species is found in:

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 34, Supplement 4 (1866), pp. 1246-1247.


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    (written 26 April 2016)