Autarotis milvellus (Meyrick, 1879)
(formerly known as Crambus milvellus)
CRAMBINAE,   CRAMBIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species have dark brown forewings, that each have a curved white stripe with brown speckles, and a jagged white submarginal band. The hindwings are off-white. The moths have a wingspan of about 1.3 cms.

The species has been found in :

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera I Crambites,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 1, Volume 3, Number 3 (1879), pp. 181-182.


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    (written 7 May 2018)