Baeoptila oculalis (Hampson, 1897)
(one synonym is Musotima stictochroa Turner, 1915.)
MUSOTIMINAE,   CRAMBIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Baeoptila oculalis
(Photo: 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, including a prominent kidney-shaped white spot near the middle of each wing. The wing margins are recurved. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

The species has been found in:

  • New South Wales, and
  • Tasmania.


    Further reading :

    George F. Hampson,
    On the classification of two sub-families of moths of the family Pyralidae: the Hydrocampinae and Scopariinae,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    Volume 2 (1897) p. 160, No. 12.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Fragmenta lepidopterologica,
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 27 (1915), pp. 37-38.


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    (written 25 December 2018)