Canuza euspilella (Walker, 1866)
(one synonym is Anerastia mirabilella Meyrick, 1878)
ODONTIINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Canuza euspilella
(Photo: courtesy of Ken Harris, Mirboo North, Victoria)

The moth has rusty brown forewings, each with a dark edged white blob on the inner margin. The hindwings are brown. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species has been found in Australia in

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading:

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,
    Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 9.44, p. 354.

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 35, Supplement 5 (1866), pp. 1771-1772.


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    (written 16 January 2017)