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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: see text
Genus: Tanaobela
Turner, 1915[1]
Species: T. chrysochlora
Binomial name
Tanaobela chrysochlora
Turner, 1915

Tanaobela is a genus of moths in the superfamily Pyraloidea containing only one species, Tanaobela chrysochlora, which is found in Australia, where it has been recorded from Queensland. Its affiliations are disputed.

The wingspan is about 20 mm. The forewings are yellowish-green without defined markings, although there is a brownish streak on the base of the costa and a minute dot beneath the mid-costa, as well as traces of a pale-fuscous dentate transverse line and some fuscous suffusion at the tornus. The hindwings are pale-pinkish with a narrow dark-fuscous sub-dorsal blotch.[2]


Historically it was placed in subfamily Pyraustinae of the grass moth family (Crambidae); more recent authors have alternatively assigned it to the tribe Pyralini of subfamily Pyralinae; these belong to the snout moth family (Pyralidae) which used to include the grass moths.