Styphlolepis squamosalis Hampson, 1896
( one synonym: Styphlolepis peribarys Turner, 1922)
MIDILINAE,   CRAMBIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Styphlolepis squamosalis
(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 scattered dark dots. The forewing margins have a slight double recurve. The hindwings are pale yellow with dark veins. The head and thorax are rusty-orange. The males have a wingspan of about 5 cms. The females have a wingspan of about 5.5 cms.

The species has been found in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading:

    George F. Hampson,
    On the classification of the Schoenobiinae and Crambinae, two subfamilies of moths of the family Pyralidae,
    Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London,
    1895, p. 912, including fig. 17.

    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)