Brenthia albimaculana (Snellen, 1875)
(formerly known as Simaethis albimaculana)
BRENTHIINAE,   CHOREUTIDAE,   SESIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Brenthia albimaculana
(Photo: courtesy of Bishop Museum, Hawaii)

The Caterpillars of this species are pale yellow and grow to a length of about 6 mm.

Brenthia albimaculana
male, drawing: by Pieter C. T. Snellen, listed as Simaethis albimaculana
,
Drie Nieuwe Choreutinen, Tijdschrift voor Entomologie, Volume 18 (1875), Plate 6, fig. 5,
Image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

The adults have dark brown wings with white patches.

The species has been found in

  • Celebes (Sulawesi, Indonesia),

    and in Australia in

  • Queensland.

    Brenthia albimaculana
    (Photo: courtesy of Bishop Museum, Hawaii)


    Further reading :

    Pieter Cornelius Tobias Snellen,
    Drie Nieuwe Choreutinen,
    Tijdschrift voor Entomologie,
    Volume 18 (1875), pp. 77-78, and also Plate 6, fig. 5.


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    (updated 2 March 2009, 21 March 2015)