Boeotarcha taenialis (Snellen, 1880)
(previously known as Botys taenialis)
ODONTIINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moths of this species have dark brown forewings which have a purple sheen, each with a broken off-white transverse bar. The hindwings are off-white, darkening towards the edges. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

This species is found in

  • Indonesia,

    and in Australia in

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Pieter Cornelius Tobias Snellen,
    Nieuwe Pyraliden op Celebes gevonden,
    Tijdschrift voor Entomologie,
    Volume 23 (1880), p. 209, No. 12.


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    (updated 17 March 2012, 14 April 2017)