Autocharis hedyphaes (Turner, 1913)
(previously known as Norda hedyphaes)
ODONTIINAE,   CRAMBIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Autocharis hedyphaes
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species have forewings that are each yellow with an irregular red band along the margin. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

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

This species has been found in

  • Western Australia, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 29.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Studies in Australian Lepidoptera, Pyralidae.,
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 24 (1913), pp. 155-156.


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    (updated 17 March 2012)