Brenthia quadriforella Zeller, 1877
(one synonym: Simaethis hypocalla Lower, 1905)
BRENTHIINAE,   CHOREUTIDAE,   SESIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adults of this species have mottled brown wings with white speckles, and with four black patches along each forewing margin, each patch having white spots. The hindwings each have a vague white spot in the middle, and a silvery grey submarginal arc.

Brenthia quadriforella
(Photo: courtesy of Nick Monaghan)

The species is found in Australia in

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.

    Brenthia quadriforella
    drawing by Philipp C. Zeller, Exotische Microlepidopteren,

    Horae Societatis entomologicae vossicae, variis semonibus in Russia usitatis editae,
    Volume 13 (1877), Plate 2, fig. 61,
    image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.


    Further reading :

    Philipp C. Zeller,
    Exotische Microlepidopteren,
    Horae Societatis entomologicae vossicae, variis semonibus in Russia usitatis editae,
    Volume 13 (1877), pp. 172-173, and also Plate 2, fig. 61.


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    (written 6 April 2014, updated 24 April 2020)