Prionopterina grammatistis (Meyrick, 1897)
(previously known as Pronophora grammatistis)
HYPENINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Prionopterina grammatistis
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The adult moth is pale brown with several indistinct dark lines along each forewing. The hindwings are pale brown, darkening toward the margins. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species has been found in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading:

    Edward Meyrick,
    New Lepidoptera From Australia and New Zealand,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    1897, Part 4, p. 374.


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    (written 2 December 2012)