Pharambara splendida Butler, 1887
(one synonym : Brixia dialitha Tams, 1935)
SICULODINAE,   THYRIDIDAE,   THYRIDOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Pharambara splendida
(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 is found in

  • New Guinea,
  • Solomons,

    as well as 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. 117, No. 5.


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    (written 27 April 2019)