Ubida ramostriellus (Walker, 1863)
(one synonym : Chilo schistellus Meyrick, 1879)
CRAMBINAE,   CRAMBIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


The adults of this species have brown forewings each with several branching white stripes, including one prominent white stripe from base to mid-margin. The hindwings are dark to pale brown, with white fringes. The moths have a wingspan of about 4 cms.


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

The species is found in Asia, and in Australia in:

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.


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

    The DNA evidence implies that the name is being applied to two slightly different species, one from the north and one from the south.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,
    Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 32.16, p. 351.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 28.

    Francis Walker,
    Crambites & Tortricites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 27 (1863), p. 172, No. 122.


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    (updated 13 August 2013)