Margarosticha sphenotis Meyrick, 1887
ACENTROPINAE,   CRAMBIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species have orange wings with blue, grey, and white markings. The wingspan is about 2 cms. Curiously, the moths are attracted to pheromone lures for moths in the family COSMOPTERIGIDAE.

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

The species has been found in :

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    On Pyralidina from Australia and the South Pacific,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    1887, pp. 204-205.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 26.


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    (updated 15 February 2011)