Musotima leucomma (Hampson, 1917)
(formerly known as Oligostigma leucomma)
MUSOTIMINAE,   CRAMBIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Musotima leucomma
female
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The female moths of this species have pale brown wings with various white and dark brown markings. The male moths have white wings with various yellow, brown, and black markings. The head, thorax and abdomen are yellow. The wingspan is about 1.7 cms.

The species has been found in Australia in:

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    George F. Hampson,
    Descriptions of new Pyralidae of the sub-families Hydrocampinae, Scoparianae etc.,
    Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
    Series 8, Volume 19 (1917), pp. 468-469, No. 23b.


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    (written 12 March 2019)