(one synonym : Brixia dialitha Tams, 1935)
SICULODINAE, THYRIDIDAE, THYRIDOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The adult moths of this species are pale brown, with a network of fine dark lines on the wings giving a tesselated appearance. The forewings have variable dark areas, sometimes including along the costa, and near the middle of the margin, and near the middle of the hind-margin. The hindwings each have a vague dark band across the middle The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species has been found in
as well as in Australia in
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. 117, No. 5.
Willie Horace Thomas Tams,
Heterocera (exclusive of the Geometridae and the Microlepidoptera),
Insects of Samoa and other Samoan terrestrial arthropoda,
Volume 9 (1935), pp. 245-246, and also Plate 11, fig 7.
(written 27 April 2019, updated 5 September 2020)