Meyrickella torquesauria (T.P. Lucas, 1892)
(erroneously : Prionophora torquesaria)
HYPENINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


These Caterpillars have been found on :

  • Bribie Island Pine ( Callitris columellaris, CUPRESSACEAE ).

    The forewings of the adults are rusty brown with striking white markings. The hindwings are fawn with broad dark margins. The moths have a wingspan of about 2 cms.

    They are inhabitants of

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales, and
  • Australian Capital Territory.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,
    Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 44.9, p. 448.

    Thomas P. Lucas,
    On twenty new species of Australian Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 7 (1892), pp. 255-256.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 165.


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    (updated 15 April 2013)