Parapoynx tenebralis (Lower, 1902)
(previously known as Nymphula tenebralis)
ACENTROPINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Parapoynx tenebralis
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The wings of this adult moth have pattern a of light and dark brown areas separated by white zigzag lines. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species has been found in Australia in :

  • Western Australia,
  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading

    Oswald B. Lower,
    New Species of Australian Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 26 (1902), pp. 664-665.


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    (written 19 January 2013)