Styphlolepis hypermegas Turner, 1922
MIDILINAE,   CRAMBIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species have yellowish brown forewings, each with two transverse wavy lines, and a pale basal area containing a scattering of dark dots. The brown shades to grey along the costa, the margin, and the hind-margin. The hindwings are brown, fading to off-white at the bases, with a dark wiggly submarginal line. The forewing margins have a slight double recurve, with the tornal recurve looking like a little bite out of the wing. The head and thorax are pale rusty-red. The males have a wingspan of about 5 cms. The females have a wingspan of about 6 cms.

Styphlolepis hypermegas
(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,
    Studies in Australian Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria,
    Volume 35 (1922), p. 48.


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    (written 17 March 2019)