Margarosticha euprepialis Hampson, 1917
ACENTROPINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Margarosticha euprepialis
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The forewings of the adult moths of this species have a striking pattern of orange with white markings outlined in dark brown. The hindwings are similar but have a large area of black speckles, and are edged with a series of black spots. The wingspan is about 2 cms. The forelegs are longer than the wings.

Margarosticha euprepialis
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The species has been found in

  • Western Australia,
  • Northern Territory,
  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    George F. Hampson,
    Descriptions of new Pyralidae of the sub-families Hydrocampinae, Scoparianae etc.,
    Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
    Series 8, Volume 19 (1917), pp. 372-373, No. 3a.


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    (updated 22 January 2011)