Macrocyttara pamphaea Turner, 1945
COSSINAE,   COSSIDAE,   COSSOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
( donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moths of this species are grey or brown with a pale diagonal band and a fine black tracery on each forewing. The hindwings are plain dark brown. The moths have a wingspan of about 3 cms.

The species has been found in

  • southern Queensland,
  • Victoria, and
  • South Australia.


    Further reading :

    Axel Kallies & Douglas J. Hilton,
    Revision of Cossinae and small Zeuzerinae from Australia (Lepidoptera: Cossidae),
    Zootaxa,
    3454 (2012), p. 17.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    A revision of the Australian Cossidae (Lepidoptera),
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 56 (1945), p. 69, No. 76.


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    (written 6 November 2018)