Taurometopa phoenicozona (Hampson, 1917)
(formerly known as Balaenifrons phoenicozona)
ODONTIINAE,   CRAMBIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


oops: missing its abdomen
(Photo: courtesy of Australian National Insect Collection Image Library)

The adults has forewings that are brown with a red suffusion each forewing having yellow markings including a large vague yellow capital letter'A'. The hindwings are off-white, each with a dark band around the margin. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

This species has been found in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    George F. Hampson,
    A classification of the Pyralidae, subfamily Gallerianae,
    Novitates Zoologicae,
    Volume 24 (1917), p. 58.


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    (created 12 June 2017)