Neargyrioides aglaopis (Turner, 1911)
(also known as Chionobosca aglaopis)
CRAMBINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moths have shiny white forewings which have dark-edged brown borders. The hindwings are white, shading to pale brown along the costas. The head and thorax are brown, and the abdomen is white. The labial palps are prominent and hairy. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.


(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The species is found in Australia in

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    underside
    (Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)d)

    There is controversy whether this species should be in CRAMBINAE or in SCHOENOBIINAE.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Studies in Australian Lepidoptera,
    Annals of the Queensland Museum,
    Volume 10 (1911), p. 112.


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    (updated 22 January 2013, 29 October 2014)