Eurhythma xuthospila (Turner, 1913)
(previously known as Myriostephes xuthospila)
CRAMBINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Eurhythma xuthospila
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art

The adult moths have black forewings, each with several large yellow spots. The hindwings are plain dark grey,. The head and body are yellow with black bands across the abdomen. The wingspan is about 1.2 cms.

The species has been found in Australia in :

  • Western Australia,
  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 27.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Studies in Australian Lepidoptera, Pyralidae,
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 24 (1913), p. 156.


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    (written 28 April 2016)