Elachypteryx callidryas (Turner, 1922)
(formerly known as Musotima callidryas)
MUSOTIMINAE,   CRAMBIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Elachypteryx callidryas
digital composite image
(Photos: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The adult moths of this species are dark brown with a number of white markings, particularly along the wing margins, and also near the bases of the hindwings. The wing margins are scalloped. The wingspan is about 1.1 cms.

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), pp. 49-50.


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    (written 12 March 2019)