Styphlolepis erythrocosma Turner, 1942
MIDILINAE,   CRAMBIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species have fawn forewings, each with a scattering of dark dots, and two vague dark transverse bands. The hindwings are white, darkening towards the wingtips. The head and thorax are rusty-red. The wingspan is up to 4 cms.

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

The species has been found in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading:

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Fragmenta lepidopterologica,
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 53 (1941), p. 85.


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    (written 17 March 2019)