Parabola butyraula

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Parabola is a monotypic moth genus in the family Gelechiidae erected by Anthonie Johannes Theodorus Janse in 1950. Its only species, Parabola butyraula, was first described by Edward Meyrick in 1913. It is found in Mpumalanga, South Africa.[1][2]

Parabola butyraula
Scientific classification

Janse, 1950
P. butyraula
Binomial name
Parabola butyraula
(Meyrick, 1913)
  • Idiophantis butyraula Meyrick, 1913

The wingspan is about 15 mm. The forewings are fuscous with a broad light ochreous-yellow streak along the dorsum throughout, from beyond the middle dilated so as to reach halfway across the wing. There is a fine strongly curved violet-whitish line from three-fourths of the costa to the tornus, finely edged with dark fuscous posteriorly, margined anteriorly by an ochreous-yellow line edged with a few fuscous scales, and posteriorly on the upper half by a similar line terminated beneath by a blackish dot. The apical prominence is silvery whitish. The hindwings are pale greyish, on the tornus tinged with whitish ochreous.[3]


  1. ^ Savela, Markku, ed. (June 15, 2014). "Parabola Janse, 1950". Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  2. ^ De Prins, J. & De Prins, W. (2019). "Parabola butyraula (Meyrick, 1913)". Afromoths. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  3. ^ Meyrick, E. (January 1913). "Descriptions of South African Micro-Lepidoptera: IV". Annals of the Transvaal Museum. 3 (4): 285 – via Biodiversity Heritage Library.