Baeoptila leptorrhoda (Turner, 1908)
(formerly known as Musotima leptorrhoda)
MUSOTIMINAE,   CRAMBIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species are pink, with a number of brown wiggly lines. The forewing tips each have a yellow area containing a black and white spot. There are some off-white spots of various sizes along each forewing costa. The wing margins are scalloped. The wingspan is about 1 cm.

The species has been found in:

  • far north Queensland.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Lepidoptera of the families Noctuidae and Pyralidae,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 32 (1908), p. 85.


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    (written 12 March 2019)