Mapeta xanthomelas

Pyralid Moth

Mapeta xanthomelas, Pyralid moth image from Colombia


Family: Pyralidae

Subfamily: Pyralinae

Tribe: Pyralini


Photo location: Magdalena department, north coast of Colombia.

This moth closely resembles Napata walkeri, but note that in M. xanthomelas there are diagonal stripes along the costa near the wing apex.

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