Meyrickella ruptellus (Walker, 1863)
(formerly known as Crambus ruptellus)
Streaked Snout
HYPENINAE,   EREBIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Meyrickella ruptellus
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria - Part 8)

The forewings of the adults of this species are brown with striking white streaks. The hindwings are fawn shading to off-white along the costas. The moths have a wingspan of about 3 cms.

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

They are inhabitants of

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


    Further reading :

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria - Part 8,
    Night Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA(B)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2017, pp. 8-9.

    Francis Walker,
    Crambites & Tortricites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 27 (1863), p. 173, No. 124.


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    (written 24 January 2020)