Oxycophina theorina (Meyrick, 1887)
(synonym : Siculodes fenestrata Pagenstecher, 1888)
RHODONEURINI,   SICULODINAE,   THYRIDIDAE,   THYRIDOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
( donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Oxycophina theorina
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species are brownish orange, with several paler and darker bands across each wing. The hindwings have a variable number of indistinct white spots. The wingspan is about 5 cms.

The eggs are white and spherical, and laid in groups of about 5 in irregular rows on a foodplant.

The species is found in:

  • Papua New Guinea,
    and also in Australia in
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 31.4, p. 341.

    M. De Baar,
    Life history notes on Bracca rotundata and Oxycophlna theorina,
    Australian Entomologist,
    Volume 35, Number 4 (2008), pp. 141-143

    Edward Meyrick,
    On Pyralidina from Australia and the South Pacific,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    1887, p. 200.

    Buck Richardson,
    Mothology,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2008, p. 39.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 208.

    Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
    A Guide to Australian Moths, CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 126.


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    (updated 29 June 2013, 8 March 2014)