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

Brenthia quadriforella
(Photo: courtesy of Nick Monaghan)

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

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.

The species is found in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    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)