Hygraula pelochyta (Turner, 1937)
(formerly known as Blechroglossa pelochyta)
ACENTROPINAE,   CRAMBIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Hygraula pelochyta
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The Caterpillars of this species are thought to have gills, and live underwater feeding on underwater plants.

The adult moths are brown, with forewings each having an elongated dark spot near the middle, and a broad yellowish submarginal band. The hindwings are pale brown. The hind-margin of each forewing has a sinuous shape. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species has been found in Australia in

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales, and
  • Tasmania.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Pyraloidea (Lepidoptera),
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 48 (1937), p. 76.


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    (written 18 April 2019)