(one synonym: Pogonoptera polioleuca Turner, 1911)
CRAMBINAE, CRAMBIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
listed as Autarotis polioleuca
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The adult moths of this species have pale brown forewings, that each have faint dark markings including a dark curved submarginal line. The hindwings are off-white. The moths have a wingspan of about 2 cms.
The species has been found in :
as well as in Australia in
Further reading :
Descriptions of Lepidoptera from the South Pacific,
Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
1886, p. 270.
A. Jefferis Turner,
Studies in Australian Lepidoptera,
Annals of the Queensland Museum,
Volume 10 (1911), p. 118.
(written 7 May 2018)