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Crambid Moth

Metasia cf. ateloxantha


This is a tiny moth that i found on the wall of my house. This moth is black in color, and it has 3 wavy bands (fasciae) on its wings. The size of this moth is about 6 mm in length.

This moth is very likely a Metasia ateloxantha. However, there is no distribution record in Malaysia except for Australia. It could be this species, or a very similar allied species in Asia.


- Spotted on the wall of my house. Usually, it can be found around the house (especially near the light sources).


- This is a moths in the Crambidae family. It is attracted to the light (possibly a nocturnal insect). Thanks to Psyche (Dr Seow) for the ID -
* Kingdom: Animalia
* Phylum: Arthropoda
* Class: Insecta
* Order: Lepidoptera
* Family: Crambidae
* Genus: Metasia
* Species: M. cf. ateloxantha

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Spotted on Jan 28, 2014
Submitted on Feb 2, 2014

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