Glaucocharis molydocrossa (Turner, 1904)
(previously known as Eromene dilatella)
CRAMBINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Glaucocharis molydocrossa
(Photo: courtesy of Graham McDonald, Heifer Creek , Queeensland)

The adult moths of this species have cream forewings, each with mottling near the base and a row of orange stripes each ending in a black spot along the margin. The orange fades to brown in dead specimens. The hindwings are pale brown. The moths are inclined to hold their long labial palps straight out in front of the head, looking like a birds beak. The wingspan is about 1 cm.

The species has been found in :

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Graham McDonald,
    Weird and Wonderful Moths,
    Metamorphosis Australia,
    Issue 78 (September 2015), pp. 11-15, fig. 5,
    Butterflies and Other Invertebrates Club.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    A preliminary revision of the Australian Thyrididae and Pyralidae: Part I,
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 18 (1904), pp. 169-170.


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    (written 5 November 2015)